The Challenges and Opportunities Facing Power Companies Today

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Wed, 01 Mar 2023 05:13:00 +0000

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The power system is changing and electricity suppliers need to adapt or get left behind. Experts weigh in on what leaders should be focusing on and how these items will affect utilities in the future. The

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President Biden Announces First Of Its Kind Infrastructure Investment For 9 Nationally Significant Mega Projects

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Wed, 01 Feb 2023 12:30:40 +0000

The new Mega Grant program, created by the President’s infrastructure law, will bring massive economic benefits to communities across the nation. NEW YORK – Today, President Biden and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg announced that the Biden-Harris Administration has awarded nearly $1.2 billion from the new National Infrastructure Project Assistance (Mega) discretionary grant program for nine […]

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A Pillar in the Community and Collaborator Around the World: DLC Powers Pittsburgh

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2022 23:20:20 +0000

The Duquesne Light Co. (DLC) may not be among the best-known electric power companies in the U.S., but for its customers in Allegheny and Beaver counties in southwestern Pennsylvania, the company has been a steady presence in the community for more than a century. “We are a Pittsburgh-based utility company. We’ve been in operation for […]

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Here’s How Utilities Are Primed to Lead America’s Race to Clean Energy

Credit to Author: Contributed Content| Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2022 17:32:12 +0000

The U.S. will rely on utility leaders to scale smart grid infrastructure and reduce carbon emissions. Climate change has captured the world’s attention for decades. We’ve seen countless intergovernmental summits, worldwide protests, and documentaries on global warming over the years. Although momentum has been building across the public and private sectors, leaders are preparing for […]

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How CleanTech Can Protect Us From Power Infrastructure Attacks (Part 2)

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Tue, 14 Jun 2022 15:40:30 +0000

In Part 1, I went through the problem of power grid security, and how it affects other vital services outside of electricity (water, telecommunications, etc.). I covered one notable attack, and how power companies and the government addressed it, and rather successfully. But, terrorists with rifles (who have tried this around the world) are far […]

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How CleanTech Can Protect Us From Power Infrastructure Attacks (Part 1)

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Tue, 14 Jun 2022 15:25:14 +0000

A few days ago, I came across a Twitter thread that reminded me about an incident in 2013. At that point, I was in college and taking a graduate course on critical infrastructure, and we had a lot of interesting discussion about the event, the power grid, and the problem of interrelated dependencies. But, before […]

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Security of Cyber-Physical Systems

Credit to Author: P.R. Kumar| Date: Thu, 02 Jun 2022 14:10:18 +0000

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“Cyber-physical systems” are the next generation of closely integrated physical and cyber systems. Several critical systems such as the power grid, autonomous transportation systems, and process control systems are examples of cyber-physical systems. They are liable to be attacked by malicious agents who can compromise the sensor measurements being used to control them. Indeed, there […]

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Three Ways Utilities Can Accelerate EV Adoption

Credit to Author: Michael O’Donnell| Date: Wed, 11 May 2022 17:52:47 +0000

Electric vehicles are coming. Do you hear them? (Probably not.) The exact speed of our collective embrace of electric vehicles (EVs) will vary around the country—due to factors such as EV familiarity, vehicle availability, purchase prices and incentives—but the cars are coming down the road at a steady clip. In the immediate future, U.S. President […]

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