Transmission & Distribution

A Reasonable Path Forward for the Power Industry

by Block Andrews March 30, 2017

These are challenging times for the power industry. Environmental rules and regulations that may or may not be changing are only part of the list of forces electric utilities and other power providers must deal with. As I have said in previous forums, the Trump administration is certainly going to take a hard look at […]

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3 Benefits to Discover at DistribuTECH 2017

by Mike Beehler January 10, 2017

Are you prepared to make the most of your visit to the 2017 DistribuTECH Conference & Exhibition? As one of the largest electrical transmission and distribution conferences in the world, you will be at the place to network with other utility professionals and share knowledge, expertise and ideas for solutions to the industry’s power delivery […]

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First Cross-Border Mexican Wind Farm Powers American Homes

by Aaron Anderson August 23, 2016

As California’s utilities face the deadline to produce one-third of their power from renewable sources by 2020, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) is tapping into one of the strongest wind resources on the West Coast: the Sierra de Juárez mountain range in Baja California, Mexico. The more than 155 MW Energía Sierra Juárez (ESJ) […]

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FERC Notice of Inquiry: Cyber Systems in Control Centers

by Michael C. Johnson August 11, 2016

Under Docket RM16-18-000, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) recently issued a Notice of Inquiry (NOI) on Cyber Systems in Control Centers to collect industry input on possible modifications for the Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Reliability Standards focused on cybersecurity for Control Centers that monitor and control the nation’s Bulk Electric System (BES). The NOI […]

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NERC CIP Low Impact Requirements — Electronic Access Controls, Proposed Modifications

by Michael C. Johnson July 22, 2016

As noted in my previous post on the Electronic Access Control, I indicated that the Standard Drafting Team (SDT) charged with working on the FERC-ordered Low Impact External Routable Connectivity (LERC) modifications was in the process of completing its initial revisions to be submitted for industry comment and balloting. This update summarizes the most important […]

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