Smart metering in US reaches 57% penetration

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) 2020 assessment of smart metering and demand response indicates continuing increasing penetration.

Cybersecurity incident response – best practices from the US

Cybersecurity incident response best practices in US utilities have been identified by FERC and NERC.

US: FERC grants NERC grace on rollout of new cybersecurity rules

The NERC noted that it and the FERC had already taken steps in recognition of the “critical importance of the reliability of the nation’s energy sector and the steps that registered entities are taking to maintain the health and safety of their workforce and communities.”
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US: FERC, NARUC request Federal Reserve support for short-term debt...

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) are asking the Federal Reserve to extend access to short-term debt financing for electric, natural gas and water utilities.

US: FERC, NERC lessen compliance regulations as COVID-19 worsens

The FERC and the NERC have announced steps to ensure that operators of the bulk electric system can on keeping people safe and the lights on by announcing a relaxing of certain regulations over a limited period.
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US: Renewables to rise above coal and nuclear says FERC

Renewables are estimated to add nearly 50,000 MW, being more than a quarter of the total capacity according to data issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).
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FERC accepts massive $3.6 billion energy storage project

The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has provided Daybreak Power with an approval to develop a 2,200MW Navajo energy storage project in Arizona.

FERC takes a firm stand in PG&E bankruptcy filing

The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission reaffirmed its jurisdiction over the power contracts held by PG&E in its latest legal tussle with the utility.
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POLL: Should utilities be publically named for cybersecurity transgressions?

Recent US federal announcements of utility cybersecurity transgressions due to poor controls, weak points, and strategy/implementation have omitted the name of the utility involved.

VIDEO: Weekly USA energy news wrap up

Keep up to date with the latest power and smart energy developments in the USA. The highlights in this...

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