Power Lines Blog

Five Takeaways from APPA’s Grid Security Summit

173499382

If you’ve scanned the news lately, you’ve probably seen that cybersecurity is a hot topic — right up there with Ebola, immigration, and Taylor Swift’s dissing of Spotify. From financial institutions and credit card companies to retail outlets and the U.S. postal service, new threats — and safeguards — are evolving every day.

Read More

Public Power Leaders “Find a Way”: APPA 2014 National Conference Recap

National-Conference-6-23

The American Public Power Association held its 2014 National Conference in Denver from June 13-18. Before it gets too far into the rearview mirror I wanted to say what a great experience it was. We heard expert speakers discuss cybersecurity, the political climate, and the economic outlook.

Read More

From Alex & Gandalf: Wisdom as We Fight Public Power’s Greatest Battles

Alex-Radin-Blog_alt2_700x400_outlined

Right now we are facing substantial challenges, including threats to the federal power system, wholesale market dysfunction, distributed generation, climate change, and grid security. And as we take these challenges on, we should be guided, as Alex was, by what is right for those we serve. By what will keep the lights on, the rates reasonable, and the environment protected.

Read More

Keeping the Lights On: Electric Grid Security

Light Bulb Resized

The reliability of the bulk electric system — “keeping the lights on” for our customers and the economy — is a national security issue. And it is of paramount importance to electric utilities. Industry for decades has taken action to protect the grid and is now working closely with government officials to continue to keep it safe.

Read More