Federal Energy Regulatory Commission News

U.S. Energy Regulator Pushes for Disclosure of Cyber Attacks on Electric Grid

The U.S. government on Thursday asked power generators to disclose more information about cyber attacks amid growing concern that foreign hackers could disrupt the electric grid. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), an energy industry regulator, called for the power …

Federal Energy Regulator Warns on Cyber Attacks on Power Grid

Hackers increasingly threaten sites in the U.S. ranging from nuclear power plants to water processing systems, according to a member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, adding his voice to warnings from several agencies and officials in recent weeks. “Cyberattacks …

California Dam Crisis Driving National Examination

One year after the worst structural failures at a major U.S. dam in a generation, federal regulators who oversee California’s half-century-old, towering Oroville Dam say they are looking hard at how they overlooked its built-in weaknesses for decades. The Federal …

COMMENT: Time to be Afraid – Preparing for the Next Big Solar Storm: Kemp

The probability of a solar storm striking Earth in the next decade with enough force to do serious damage to electricity networks could be as high as 12 percent, according to solar scientists. One such storm erupted from the surface …