In case you missed the first one, it’s back! Apps for Energy II runs through March 2014. DOE is inviting participants to use featured Department of Energy data, standards and ideas to develop apps that solve real world energy problems — for the chance to win cash and other prizes.

Participants can develop apps on

With recent cybersecurity breaches at large retailers, it’s easy to forget about the most basic and still threatening issue of physical security. That is why I am pleased to report the Department of Energy (DOE) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in coordination with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC)

I am not big on making New Year’s Resolutions. I prefer a broader approach that includes a glimpse back to learn from successes and failures. With this historical perspective (but not bound by it), I have fun strategizing and creating near and long term plans. Likewise, I thought my first blog of the year should

Cheers! I would like to take a moment to wish everyone a safe, fun and positive 2014. This will be the last post of the year. I am taking a break to learn how to ski. I will be back in January to provide you with more smart grid related news. I am predicting a

Later this year, NIST expects to release a draft of the Framework and Roadmap for Smart Grid Interoperability Standards (“Framework”) document for a formal 60-day public comment period and the final version of the document is planned for publication in the first half of 2014. However, those attending the SGIP Inaugural Meeting received an advanced

Who knew? October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month! This year marks the 10th anniversary of the initiative sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security in cooperation with the National Cyber Security Alliance and the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center. Just in time to commemorate the milestone, this week, the U.S. Department

When the government shutdown began, the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (“NRC”) stated it had enough carryover funds to stay open for about a week. Unfortunately, October 9 was the last full day of “normal” operations for the agency that regulates commercial nuclear power plants and other uses of nuclear materials, such as in nuclear

Utilities are regulated by many state and federal agencies. The energy industry, if not immediately, will eventually be affected by the government shutdown. This post examines the impact of the federal government’s shutdown on a couple of agencies that are directly related to the reliability of the power grid: the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC”)