How to Create a Cybersecure Microgrid and Protect the Macrogrid Too

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This is the fourth article in a Microgrid Knowledge series that explores why we need to focus on microgrid cybersecurity and how to create a cybersecure microgrid while also protecting the macrogrid.  Cybersecurity should be a prime consideration at the outset of microgrid design. If a microgrid is being installed for resilience, it doesn’t … [Read more...]

Microgrid Cybersecurity: Protecting and Building the Grid of the Future

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Superstorm Sandy launched a wave of microgrid advocacy by revealing how easily wind and water could crush a major metropolitan power grid. Five years later, North America saw similar destruction with Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. As devastating as these events were, none compare to the threat of a major cyber attack on the American electrical … [Read more...]

Grid Security is Tenuous, More Microgrids and DG Needed, says Former FERC Chairman

Jon Wellinghoff, former FERC chairman,  explains his concerns about grid security and vulnerability to attack, in an interview with Chip Register of Sapient Global Markets. In a previous article on Forbes, I had a conversation with former-CIA chief Jim Woolsey to discuss one of America’s greatest national security vulnerabilities, its power … [Read more...]