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.

Latest Stories


Will Trump's tough trade talk sabotage his energy goals?

As a candidate, Donald Trump did not try to link his campaign battle cries together, except as pieces of an "America First" doctrine. But the links are being forged now in ways that President Trump has not sought, creating an energy policy in conflict with itself, according to Trump critics.


Harvey writes new chapter in disaster lessons

Three months before Hurricane Harvey ravaged the Gulf Coast, federal and regional officials and emergency planners met in Houston in a "war game" planning exercise. The subject: a huge hurricane that besieges South Texas.


Space scientists track new solar eruptions

U.S. space scientists are monitoring a series of high-energy eruptions from the sun to determine if they will threaten power grids as Hurricane Irma bears down on the Eastern Seaboard.


Unraveling the big event's impact on power grids

Ninety minutes before the arrival of the solar eclipse on Aug. 21, a large, thick cloud drifted in to obscure the sun, curdling the hopes of Tom Petray, a retired Texas State University professor who had lugged a vacuum-cleaner-sized telescope to the Tennessee Valley Authority's Melton Hill on the Clinch River outside Knoxville to see the once-in-a-lifetime spectacle.