The North American power grid is reliable and resilient despite the growth of variable, renewable energy sources as well as an increasing risk of both cybersecurity and physical threats, according to a new analysis.
A team of researchers at a unique facility in downstate Illinois is working to answer questions around maintaining trust in the power grid, particularly when faced with cybersecurity threats.
State and federal regulators call many of the shots in the utility world, and some advocates say they should use that power to press for faster modernization of the electrical grid.
A crew of transmission line workers from Illinois electric cooperatives recently found themselves on a relatively ordinary project under circumstances that were anything but.
The Midwest Solar Expo has evolved into “a very utility focused show” with an increasing focus on grid-scale technology, according to event organizers.
Minnesota regulators recently heard proposals from Xcel Energy to introduce a sophisticated new electric grid software platform and to build an energy storage system instead of a substation.
State regulators in Illinois are staking out a unique foothold in an area of growing concern among public utilities: the security of information and digital assets in the smart-grid era.
The number of smart electric meters installed in homes, businesses and industries across the Midwest more than quadrupled between 2010 and 2015, according to an analysis by Midwest Energy News of recently released government data.
As policymakers in Ohio and elsewhere look to modernize their aging electric grid, concepts in Germany’s changing energy system suggest how today’s decisions can set the stage for a greater share of renewables and more energy security.
Last year marked the third consecutive year that wind, solar and other renewables made up more than half of new generating capacity on the shifting U.S. power system, according to new data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration.