Last week, officials from the Energy Department, the White House and the Department of Homeland Security met with senior leaders from across the electric sector to launch an initiative to better protect the nation’s electric grid. Over a dozen electric utilities and grid operators are expected to participate in the pilot program to test the

At yesterday’s technical conference held by FERC, it was the general consensus that the five family of standards released by NIST are not ready. In his opening comments, Commissioner Moeller seemed to predict the not-too-distant future: “It will be long and difficult,” he warned. Certainly the Commissioner was referring to the development of the smart grid