Grid Cybersecurity

Peter Behr



Peter is a senior energy reporter for Energywire covering power grid reliability, climate policy and cybersecurity. He also has covered shale gas development and nuclear power issues for E&E. Before joining E&E in 2009, he was principal energy reporter for The Washington Post. During his 23 years at The Post, he was also assistant managing editor for business and financial news and a business columnist and reporter. A graduate of Colgate University, he was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University and a public policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center.

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N.Y.'s a real-time test bed for GE's 'digital grid'

The New York Power Authority's footprint includes 16 generators and 1,400 miles of transmission lines. It has giant hydropower turbines downstream from Niagara Falls and gas-fired power stations on Long Island. The latest grid software is at its disposal.


Cyberthreats justify federal intervention, DOE says

Energy Department Assistant Secretary Bruce Walker yesterday singled out cybersecurity threats to pipelines that supply gas-fired power plants in defending the department's polarizing proposal to channel payments to at-risk coal and nuclear plants to prevent their retirements.