Surviving a Catastrophic Power Outage

The nation has steadily improved its ability to respond to major disasters and the power outages that often result. But increasing threats—whether severe natural disasters, cyber-physical attacks, electromagnetic events, or some combination—present new challenges for protecting the national power grid and recovering quickly from a catastrophic … [Read more...]

Washington, DC Council Plans to Help Develop Microgrids; Seeks Consultants

A regional government organization plans to help develop microgrids in Washington, D.C., where the central grid showed its vulnerablity last week when a power outage hit key buildings. The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG), which represents 22 local governments and officials in the greater Washington, D.C. area, has issued a … [Read more...]