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GDS TransActions Newsletter, 2021 Q2 Issue


What does the ransomeware attack on Colonial pipeline mean for the future of critical infastructure protection?

On May 7th, Colonial Pipeline was forced to shut down operations as a result of a ransomware attack. The shutdown lasted until May 12th and the effects of the shutdown were felt long after. Colonial Pipeline supplies 2.5 million barrels of fuel daily to the southeastern...

Cyber Security Bulletin:  Kaseya Attack Recommendations

The Kaseya attack was a zero-day exploit attack that took down the servers that are used to provide VSA SaaS (Virtual System/Server Administrator Software as a Service). The VSA SaaS software then infected and locked down the computers running the software. This attack...

NHSAVES Commercial and Municipal Building Energy Management Webinar Series

NHSaves partners are pleased to introduce this five-part series of virtual trainings on energy management in the commercial, industrial, and municipal (CIM) sectors. This five-week program will cover foundational topics of energy benchmarking and understanding utility...


  Marietta, GA (April 13, 2021) — GDS Associates, Inc is proud to announce that it has received the 2021 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year—Sustained Excellence Award 

ERCOT Artic Blast - The Real Failure

Much has been written about the February events that led to extensive failures of the equipment and facilities of the ERCOT power grid.  The tragic loss of life and significant financial pain have grabbed headlines and precipitated weeks of hearings and meetings among...

TransActions Newsletter - Q1 2021 Issue

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Long Term Performance - Battery Energy Storage Systems

Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) are currently being deployed in virtually every corner of the United States, and even in the middle of the economic downturn, analysts’ projections indicate this trend will continue. The primary drivers of this change are technology...

AFUDC - Compliance or Non-Compliance

The allowance for funds used during construction (“AFUDC”) rate calculation is the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (“FERC” or “Commission”) long-standing regulation that permits a regulated electric or gas utility to earn a return on the construction costs of...