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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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NERC Analyses of the Proposed Clean Power Plan

In the final Clean Power Plan, EPA was critical of North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) analyses of its proposed rule, stating that NERC “assumes considerably less flexibility than actually is provided to states and EGUs” in the final rule … Continue reading

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