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Disaster Response and Mutual Aid
Commissioners with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on Jan. 13 sent a letter to the leaders of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) asking the CDC to prioritize a subset of the energy workforce for the COVID-19 vaccine.
Distributed Energy Resources
Solar and wind power installations will dominate new capacity additions in 2021, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA)
The California Independent System Operator, California Public Utilities Commission and California Energy Commission on Jan. 13 issued a final root cause analysis of the August 2020 heat wave and rotating outages in the state.
The town of Berlin, Md., has deployed a 2 megawatt (MW) natural gas generator, replacing a diesel generator.
The U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) on Jan. 12 said that 9.1 gigawatts (GW) of electric generating capacity are scheduled to retire in 2021 and that nuclear generating capacity will account for the largest share of total capacity retirements (56%), followed by coal (30%).
Replacing fuses with reclosers can lead to a “notable” reduction in the number and duration of outages, according to the results of a Demonstration of Energy & Efficiency Developments (DEED) project in Florida.
Community Engagement
The American Public Power Association is inviting voting members to nominate candidates for APPA’s 2021-2022 Board of Directors. Nominations are due no later than February 12, 2021.
Cybersecurity and Physical Security
The Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has released a new guide designed to provide guidance on converging cybersecurity and physical security functions. The guide notes that today’s threats are a result of hybrid attacks targeting both physical