Power & Energy

The Next Generation Electric Utility 2.0

by Ahsan Upal July 20, 2016

The way we get power to our homes and businesses is changing. And while our dependence on local power utilities for our supply of electricity will not change, one thing that will is the level and type of services the utilities provide us. The steady flow of power supply we’ve come to expect will soon […]

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NERC CIP Low Impact Requirements — Inventory or Not?

by Michael C. Johnson June 16, 2016

In this fourth blog installment on implementing NERC CIP Low Impact BES Cyber Systems (BCS) requirements, I’ll dive into the prerequisite Standard CIP-002-5.1 for determining if Low Impact BCS are present at a Bulk Energy System (BES) facility and if an inventory should be created. No List Required? CIP-002-5.1 Requirement R1, Part 1.3 and CIP-003-6 […]

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Embracing Energy Change at IDEA 2016

by Josh Foerschler June 6, 2016

I’m headed to St. Paul, Minnesota, June 20-23 for the 107th Annual International District Energy Association (IDEA) Conference & Trade Show to explore emerging technologies, to innovative policies and to connect with global leaders advancing a new energy paradigm for cities, communities and campuses across the globe. With this year’s focus on “Embracing Change,” IDEA […]

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NERC CIP Low Impact Requirements — Cultural Change

by Michael C. Johnson June 1, 2016

As mentioned in my previous post, NERC CIP Low Impact Requirements, this is the second installment on the implementation of the NERC CIP Low Impact BES Cyber Systems (BCS) requirements. In this post, I’ll be discussing a topic that, although not directly tied to the requirement’s language, can still be a significant factor in successfully implementing […]

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How Power Plants Can Prepare for Overlapping EPA Regulations

by Diane Martini April 18, 2016

Last fall, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized a rule that sets the first federal limits on the levels of toxic metals in power plant effluents. The rule will likely affect about 12 percent of steam electric power plants that must reduce the levels of metals, nutrients and other pollutants by 1.4 billion […]

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Preparing for Environmental Compliance at EUEC 2016

by Block Andrews March 4, 2016

Each year thousands of people flock to the Energy, Utility & Environment Conference (EUEC), the nation’s largest and longest-running professional and educational event focused on energy, utilities, renewables and the environment — and this year was no different. With more than 2,000 attendees, 400 speakers and 200 exhibits, EUEC 2016 was the place to be […]

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