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DOE Compiles Publicly-Available Transmission Data in its in Annual U.S. Transmission Data Review

Yesterday, DOE released its 2018 Annual U.S. Transmission Data Review, which gathers and presents, in a unified framework, data on the U.S. transmission system from the Energy Information Administration, Edison Electric Institute, the North American Electric Reliability Corporation, and FERC.  … Continue reading

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NERC’s 2017 Long Term Reliability Assessment Calls For Robust Planning in the Face of New Reliability Challenges

Earlier this month, the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) released its 2017 Long-Term Reliability Assessment.  NERC’s long-term assessments, released annually, provide a high-level view of resource adequacy and identify long-term issues that will influence planning, development, and analysis of … Continue reading

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Federal Agencies Focus on Cybersecurity Threats Facing Energy Sector

Last week, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation released a joint Technical Alert entitled Advanced Persistent Threat Activity Targeting Energy and Other Critical Infrastructure Sectors.  The Technical Alert focuses on potential cyber threat targets … Continue reading

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NERC Issues Phase II Reliability Assessment

Last week, the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) issued its Phase II assessment of potential reliability impacts of EPA’s final Clean Power Plan (CPP).  While the report acknowledges that there is on-going CPP-related litigation, it assumes, for purposes of … Continue reading

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NERC Releases Guidance for States on Clean Power Plan Reliability Concerns

The Clean Power Plan requires states to demonstrate that they considered electric reliability issues in developing their State Implementation Plans (SIP).  At the end of January 2016, the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) released an assessment of reliability trends, … Continue reading

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