Stories tagged: power grid
Thu., April 2, 2020
More than likely, we have yet to face the worst effects of the COVID-19 virus, but the region’s electric utilities have a plan to keep your electricity flowing and affordable, …
Wed., Nov. 29, 2017
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.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 27, 2017
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 …
UPDATED: Mon., June 12, 2017
Researchers have discovered a troubling breed of power grid-wrecking software, saying in a report published Monday that the program was very likely responsible for a brief blackout in Ukraine late …
Sat., Dec. 31, 2016
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 …
Wed., Sept. 7, 2016
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 …
Fri., Feb. 26, 2016
A U.S. investigation found that a December hack on the Ukrainian power grid was coordinated and highly sophisticated.
Thu., March 8, 2012
WASHINGTON — One of the strongest solar storms in years engulfed Earth early Thursday, but scientists say the planet may have lucked out.
Tue., Oct. 19, 2010
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, …
Tue., Nov. 24, 2009
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.
Fri., April 10, 2009
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 …