Electrical Grid

U.S. Proposes New Cyber Security Controls to Protect Power Grid

U.S. grid operators will have to take measures to guard against the risk of being infected by malware from electronic devices like laptops and thumb …

Cybersecurity

Zimbabwe: Funding Stalls Over 30 Power Generation Projects

(File photo).<p>The country's energy regulator, the Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (ZERA), has licenced nearly 30 power generation projects with a …

Renewable Energy

Nigerian lawmakers to probe national grid firm over $2 bln of foreign loans

ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria’s lower house of parliament will investigate $2 billion of foreign loans which the state-owned national electricity grid operator may have raised without official approval, lawmakers said on Wednesday.<p>A power official works on an electric pole along a street in Nigeria's …

Nigeria

First self-powered data center opens

What does it take to open the world’s first self-powered data center? For Aruba S.p.A., it involved three elements:• Flowing river water<br>• Photovoltaic …

Big Data

How to switch to green energy AND save money in seconds

Did you know that if just one in every hundred of us switched to green energy, we’d be taking the carbon equivalent of 10,000 cars off the …

Manchester

Puerto Rico warned power grid 'literally falling apart' before Maria hit

In the wake of hurricane Maria, President Trump has been quick to praise the federal government's response to the disaster, including the widespread …

Puerto Rico

IIT-Roorkee working on smart grid

IIT-Roorkee is part of an Indo-US consortium working on a mega project for smart energy distribution system.<br>The $ 75 million project, called US-India …

Smart Grids

Hydro-Québec to more than double capacity of Montreal's power grid

Hydro-Québec is in the midst of completely replacing Montreal’s power grid, a process that will increase the amount of electricity available to the …

Canadian News

Power agency backs $181 million upgrade from Elma to Royalton

State energy officials are backing a $181 million plan to build a power transmission project that would run between Elma and Royalton.<p>The nonprofit …

Energy

How to Remake Puerto Rico's Grid to Survive the Next Storm

Eighty percent of the island doesn't have power—but there's a way to make sure this doesn't happen again.<p><i>Benjamin Morales Melendez contributed reporting from Puerto Rico.</i><p>Three weeks after Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, most of the island is still living in the dark. Hospitals running on …

Energy

From horsepower to smart power

With the DTE Insight app, homeowners can see how much energy their homes is using every minute of the day

Detroit

Innovative measurement tool will help Illinois calculate the benefits of smart-grid investments

Even as the Trump administration moved last week to repeal the Clean Power Plan, some of the biggest American utilities indicated they’ll continue …

Energy

North Korea EMP attack could ‘shut down US power grid and kill 90% of Americans’

Experts have warned Congress that it is ignoring a newly-developed weapon from North Korea which could shut down the US power grid and kill the vast …

North Korea

Army general details progress, what remains to be done in Puerto Rico

WASHINGTON -- Military personnel helping the people of Puerto Rico have made great progress since Hurricane Maria hit on Sept. 20, said Army Lt. Gen. …

Military

Hacking a Power Grid in Three (Not-So-Easy) Steps

In 2017, it can sometimes seem like power grids are practically crawling with digital intruders. Over just the last four months, news has emerged …

Cybersecurity

The 4 Main Pillars of Enhancing Utility Grid Resilience

Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria have increased the urgency of acting to make our electricity grids more resilient. While America’s utilities have …

Energy

Energy Secretary Rick Perry Moves to Preserve America’s Electrical Grid

Americans often take their daily electricity for granted. And it’s only when storms knock down power lines that we realize how much we rely on …

Energy

Rick Perry Defends His Use of Private and Government Planes

Washington (AP) -- The Latest on the Trump administration's energy plan (all times local):<p>1:36 p.m.<p>Rick Perry has referred to Puerto Rico as a …

Business

Firm plans to store enough energy for the whole of Preston - in a farmer’s field

A battery storage depot, with enough electricity to power the whole of Preston, could be built in a farmer’s field in Penwortham.<p>An energy firm wants …

Energy

North Korea Hacking War: Attack Planned To Target US Power Grid

North Korea had plans to direct a cyber attack against power grids in the United States and successfully launched an attack directed at South Korea’s …

North Korea

NY condo owners stuck paying for rebuild after fire allegedly caused by National Grid

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities<p>Five years ago, a gas leak caused an explosion and fire that leveled several units at 65 Feller …

Energy

Terrifying Report Reveals How North Korea Used Email Scams To Target American Power Companies

"This is a signal that North Korea is a player in the cyber-intrusion field and it is growing in its ability to hurt us."<p>Advertisement - story …

North Korea

US power grid is vulnerable to attack: Fmr. NRG CEO

Hackers linked to North Korea have targeted American power companies using phishing emails, NBC News reported, citing a private report by cybersecurity company FireEye.<p>Former NRG CEO David Crane on Wednesday said the U.S. power grid could be vulnerable to attack.<p>“The grid system in the United …

North Korea

How Would Tesla Get Paid To Rebuild Puerto Rico's Electrical Grid?

Tesla has an opening to rebuild Puerto Rico's electrical grid.<p>But how could they get paid?<p>Mainland electric utility conglomerates could compete, yet …

Business

Mega-battery plant to come online in Sheffield

Facility run by E.ON, to be followed by many more, will help UK grid cope with fast-growing amount of renewable energy<p>Britain’s switch to greener energy will take another significant step forward this week with the opening of an industrial-scale battery site in Sheffield.<p>E.ON said the facility, …

Environment

Giant energy storage battery installed at Sheffield biomass plant

<b>In a claimed UK first, energy supplier E.ON has completed the installation of a 10MW energy storage system that will be used to help smooth the flow</b> …

Engineering

Sensex up 64 points; Lupin, Cipla top gainers

The Sensex and Nifty opened the session on a positive note owing to firm Asian cues. At 9.15 a.m., the 30-share BSE index Sensex was up 63.93 points …

Markets

South Korea developing graphite 'blackout bombs' to paralyse North's electrical grid

South Korea is ready to deploy graphite bombs - also known as "blackout bombs" - that will paralyse North Korea's electrical power plants in the event of war breaking out on the peninsula.<p>Blackout bombs were first used by the United States in Iraq in the 1990 Gulf War and work by releasing a cloud …

North Korea

Tesla Has an Incredible Plan to Rebuild Puerto Rico’s Power Grid

Elon Musk and the governor of Puerto Rico are exploring ways to restore power in the wake of Maria—and the results could alter energy grids of the future<p>Weeks after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, estimates suggest that at least 85 percent of the island is still without power. But while the …

Puerto Rico

Johnson: U.S. must fix Puerto Rico power grid

On State of the Union, Sen. Ron Johnson says that the U.S.'s number one priority in Puerto Rico must be to fix the electrical grid.

Puerto Rico