World's largest reactor hits milestone, but will U.S. pay?
The leaders of an international research project to create carbon-free electric power from an unprecedented nuclear fusion reaction came to Capitol Hill yesterday to enlist technology companies and win Senate support for the U.S. share of the multibillion-dollar project.
Grid officials press Trump for classified EMP threat data
A task force led by utility industry executives has called on the Trump administration to make available restricted government data from Cold War nuclear weapons tests to help define how the power grid should be defended against an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack.
How does Texas keep the lights on? It's complicated
The Texas grid has posed a concerning riddle: How does a state with the nation's thinnest margin of backup electricity and the largest installed wind capacity manage to keep power humming in a heat wave?
Why stopping grid attacks may require more victims
U.S. officials say the danger lights are "blinking red" for grid operators, as hacking teams from Russia, China and elsewhere escalate attempts to break in.
Electricity chief on gas, the grid and 'real-time' models
A computer model mapping the critical dependence of U.S. electricity generation on natural gas supplies will be completed by the end of this year, the Department of Energy announced yesterday, the first phase of what the agency hopes will become a platform for managing future nationwide energy crises that may arise.