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New alliance formed to help improve cybersecurity of electric grid

This week, Ampere Industrial Security and INPOWERD announced that they have combined forces to help utilities and energy companies raise their levels of cybersecurity, reliability and compliance. The partnership, comprised of two cybersecurity consulting firms,...
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What would you do with an interactive model of the entire US electricity system?

A group of investors are betting more than $21M that utilities, project developers, regulators policymakers and financial institutions will use Kevala's tool to make better decisions about how to plan for a net-zero future.

Achieving cybersecurity maturity for the energy sector

Achieving an appropriate, and proactive, cybersecurity posture in this climate will require a fundamental shift in thinking and prioritization
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EPRI and NERC join forces to help shore up the grid

EPRI and the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) announced a new agreement to collaboratively enable improved resilience and reliability of the electric grid

Rural Alabama electric cooperative hit by ransomware attack

Wiregrass Electric Cooperative, which serves about 25,000 members, did not pay a ransom and didn't have any data compromised in the attack.

Puerto Rico probes fire that left 900K clients without power

Authorities said Friday they are investigating what sparked a fire at a key substation that plunged 900,000 customers into darkness across Puerto Rico, with thousands still without power.

Grid automation firm NovaTech names Oakley as new CEO

NovaTech, a provider of automation and engineering solutions serving electric utilities and process manufacturing industries for 40 years, recently announced the appointment of Conrad Oakey as its new Chief Executive Officer.  Oakey, who originally joined...

DOE head Granholm warns cyber criminals could shut down U.S. power grid

WASHINGTON (AP) – Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm earlier this week called for more public-private cooperation on cyber defenses and said U.S. adversaries already are capable of using cyber intrusions to shut down the U.S. power grid. “I...

Reflecting on the Colonial Pipeline attack: Utilities must ensure their OT is cybersecure

The biggest news in the utilities industry right now is the ransomware hack of the Colonial Pipeline, a 5,500-mile-long oil and gas pipeline that stretches along the east coast of the United States from New Jersey all the way to Texas.

Meet South Western Utility X: The ultimate digital utility

South Western Utility X has a fully digitalized operation. Every single employee, from the CEO to the field tech, is on board and trained in the technology.