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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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.


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.