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‘#Fake_news’ used to increase realism of power grid #wargames

‘Fake news’ used to increase realism of power grid wargames “Fake news” is being used to up the realism of a two-day exercise conducted by the federal government and industry, called GridEx, meant to simulate an attack on the nation’s electricity system, according to officials with the North American Electric Reliability Corporation, the host group … Continue reading ‘#Fake_news’ used to increase realism of power grid #wargames

Energy Department warns of ‘imminent’ cyberattack on power grid

Energy Department warns of ‘imminent’ cyberattack on power grid With greater integration of energy systems, there’s greater need for security, according to the department. Privately owned infrastructure used to deliver electricity to U.S. homes, hospitals and businesses is in ”imminent danger” of cyberattacks, the Energy Department warns in a massive new report. While advancements in … Continue reading Energy Department warns of ‘imminent’ cyberattack on power grid

Utilities Warn of Rising Pressure on Electricity Reliability and Prices, Accenture Reports

Utilities Warn of Rising Pressure on Electricity Reliability and Prices, Accenture Reports Almost half (45 percent) of utilities industry executives surveyed by Accenture (NYSE:ACN) worldwide, and 64 percent in Europe, reported that the traditional electricity distribution model is no longer fit-for-purpose. Unless the industry undergoes a digital, regulatory and business model transformation, utilities warn of … Continue reading Utilities Warn of Rising Pressure on Electricity Reliability and Prices, Accenture Reports

Critical #LADWP power infrastructure found at risk

Critical LADWP power infrastructure found at risk The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, the nation’s largest municipal electricity utility, neglected to make fundamental security fixes at its critical power facilities, according to City Hall consultants who recently followed up on 9/11-era recommendations. Nearly 15 years later, they found basic recommendations ignored and that … Continue reading Critical #LADWP power infrastructure found at risk

Foreign Hackers Accessed U.S. Power Grid ‘Dozens of Times’

Foreign Hackers Accessed U.S. Power Grid ‘Dozens of Times’ Recently, a private security researcher hot on the trail of hackers who stole information from a California university’s housing files discovered something far more nefarious: the attackers had found a way into networks running America’s power grid. That security researcher was Brian Wallace. Those attackers appear … Continue reading Foreign Hackers Accessed U.S. Power Grid ‘Dozens of Times’

Texas Mulls the Market Power of Distributed Energy Resources

Jeff St. John September 15, 2015 This summer, Texas grid operator ERCOT started working on ideas for opening the state’s energy markets to distributed energy resources, by allowing the grid-scale aggregation of rooftop customer-sited generators. It’s a move similar to those being taken in solar-rich states like California and Hawaii, only with Texas’ unique deregulated … Continue reading Texas Mulls the Market Power of Distributed Energy Resources

#Edison must inspect even more of its #Long_Beach power grid

….Most of the city and the remainder of Edison’s 50,000-square-mile service area has what the company calls a radial design, where outages can be isolated along system branches. The August power outages occurred in this part of the system. Downtown Long Beach’s power system downtown is what Edison calls a networked system, with every circuit … Continue reading #Edison must inspect even more of its #Long_Beach power grid