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Idaho National Laboratory upgrades power grid testing area

Idaho National Laboratory’s electric grid testing area underwent recent upgrades to its infrastructure, allowing researchers to conduct full-scale experiments with new technology aimed at modernizing power systems.

Trump administration disavows Puerto Rico power contract

The Federal Emergency Management Agency said Friday it had no involvement in the decision to award a $300 million contract to help restore Puerto Rico’s power grid to a tiny Montana company in Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s hometown.

U.S. states, leery of Russia malware, re-examine cybersecurity

Several states around the country on Saturday asked cybersecurity experts to re-examine state and utility networks after a Vermont utility’s laptop was found to contain malware that U.S. officials say is linked to Russian hackers.

California governor pushes plan for Western power grid

Gov. Jerry Brown said Wednesday that he remains committed to expanding California’s power grid to include other Western states, despite a delay announced this summer when it appeared the state Legislature was unprepared to grant the broader approval needed to advance the project this year.

BPA, utilities to build $14 million power line

PORTLAND — The Bonneville Power Administration says it signed an agreement Monday with three utilities to build a $14 million high-voltage line in central Washington.

Sagle duo’s goal to change energy systems with solar roads

Spending an hour with Scott Brusaw, of Sagle, just might convince you that eliminating the nation’s reliance on fossil fuels is not only possible, but likely. Brusaw and his wife, Julie, recently won General Electric’s Ecomagination Challenge, an innovation experiment seeking ideas on how to build the “next-generation power grid.”

Avista to lead Pullman power grid project

Avista Corp. will lead a $38 million “smart-grid” demonstration project in Pullman that will upgrade the electric distribution system to the city of 27,600 people.

Our View: Electricity grid needs smart-technology upgrades

Though it gets scant attention, one part of the infrastructure is perhaps the most important. Those plugged into the future know its power and potential, which they discussed at a conference this week in Spokane. The electrical grid isn’t given much thought until a transmission line goes down or a brownout or blackout hits your neighborhood. Then power is restored, and we go back to our computers, televisions and appliances. But people behind the scenes know the grid could do so much more if we were willing to invest in it.