Five utilities in Washington state will receive a combined $12.6 million in grants from the state's Clean Energy Fund.
The American Public Power Association and three other groups representing consumer-owned utilities filed comments with the Department of Energy Feb. 6 on a notice of proposed rulemaking issued by DOE in December that would allow the department to carry out the emergency authority given to it under a new section of the Federal Power Act that was created by Congress about a year ago.
There were no operational impacts from recent cyber incidents involving the U.S. power sector, government and industry officials recently said.
The American Public Power Association is encouraging its members to participate in the big nationwide grid security exercise - GridEx IV - that is taking place in November.
The electric power industry in the United States supports more than 7 million jobs - or one in 20 American jobs - and contributes 5 percent of total gross domestic product, or GDP, says a report released Aug. 2 by M.J. Bradley & Associates.
Public power decision makers are constantly evaluating the costs and benefits of capital investments and equipment. However, hiring the right employees is often based on emotion or politics.