Utilities


  • Earthquake hits France’s nuclear power output

    November 14, 2019

    French electricity giant EDF on Thursday cut its forecast for nuclear energy production this year after suspending operations at an atomic plant in the south of the country following a highly unusual earthquake. EDF took three reactors at the Cruas plant in the Ardeche region offline after Monday’s earthquake, which had a magnitude of 5.4 and was ...

  • Hawaii chosen to test energy grid against cyber security threats

    October 31, 2019

    What would happen if a cyber and/or physical attack knocked out Hawaii’s electric grid? A remote exercise conducted by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation will simulate that scenario on Hawaii’s electric grid, testing where the state’s strength and weaknesses lie in response and recovery. Hawaii was one of four states selected by the National Governors Association to partake in ...

  • Northern California braced for mega power cut

    October 9, 2019

    A power company has started cutting electricity to around 800,000 homes, businesses and other locations in Northern California, in an attempt to prevent wildfires. Large swathes of the San Francisco Bay Area – though not the city itself – are expected to be affected. The region’s utility company, Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E), has warned the shut ...

  • US to help secure Baltic energy grid against cyber attacks

    October 6, 2019

    The United States and Baltic states on Sunday agreed to beef up cooperation to protect the Baltic energy grid from cyber attacks as they disconnect from the Russian electricity grid. US Energy Secretary Rick Perry and his Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian counterparts termed the agreement “a critical moment for the Baltic States in strengthening cybersecurity” in ...