Among the many steps that the electricity sector takes to proactively guard against cyberattacks are tabletop exercises under which utility operators respond to a scenario and work through responses, said Joy Ditto, President and CEO of the American Public Power Association (APPA), on Oct. 6.
We began our coverage honoring National Hispanic Heritage Month – commemorated September 15 to October 15 – by profiling some of public power’s Hispanic heritage leaders at the chief executive and governing body leadership levels. In it they discussed the importance of sharing public power’s story and actively working to recruit and help develop future leaders. These are some success stories.
The City of Los Angeles Board of Water and Power Commissioners recently approved a special electric vehicle (EV) commercial charging rate. By approving the new commercial charging rate, the board authorized the use of pilot five-year agreements for a special electric rate for commercial EV charging.
Most of the battery storage expected to come online in the next five years will be co-located with a solar power plants, according to the Energy Information Agency’s (EIA) most recent annual electric generator report.
Middleborough Gas and Electric Department (MGED) and Taunton Municipal Lighting Plant (TMLP) in Massachusetts have extended power purchase agreements for hydroelectric supplies.
Two temporary mobile generators are now online in Roseville, Calif., following six weeks of construction at Roseville Energy Park, public power utility Roseville Electric recently reported.
Michigan public power utility Zeeland Board of Public Works recently unveiled an online portal that will allow customers to track their energy and water usage, pay bills, and get notifications for unusual energy and water use.
The Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee on Oct. 6 approved S. 2875, the Cyber Incident Reporting Act of 2021.