ENHANCING PHYSICAL SECURITY FOR CRITICAL ELECTRIC SYSTEM FACILITIES

In the electric utility industry, we have spent recent years focusing on cyber threats against our facilities, but now physical threats seem to be making a comeback. Many electric utilities have spent large amounts of money developing and deploying cyber security...

Developing On Call Energy & Capacity Security - Part 2

This article is the second of a three-part series. Part 1 introduced the need for industry proven power project development and asset management processes that can be utilized by organizations to effectively develop, own, and manage natural gas fired generation resources or...

TransActions 2023 Issue Q1/Q2

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Troubled Waters for Utility Rates

Let’s start with a thought experiment. Pick a submarine movie. Take your time, I’ll wait. Got it? Now, go ahead and picture an iconic or memorable scene from that movie. Several great sub movies from the 90s pop into mind for this Gen Xer – Crimson Tide, The Hunt for Red...

Developing On Call Energy & Capacity Security - Part 1

INTRODUCTION Supply chain reliability is the focus today across the board in all business sectors, including the power sector. This is especially true for electric utilities that have the obligation to serve. According to Berkley Labs, the reliability of the U.S. electric...

funding for grid resilience

The federal government calls the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), a.k.a. Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), a once-in-a-lifetime investment for a good reason. This 2021 law provides a multi-billion-dollar opportunity for states and utilities, regardless of...

TransActions 2022 Q4 Issue

Download PDF The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (“FERC”) new controversial Return on Equity (ROE) methodology has been recently remanded by the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. In its August 2022 opinion, the court found that FERC’s rationale for its about-face on...

FERC's ROE Method is Remanded: What's Next?

The Rundown Court remand of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (“FERC”) controversial Return on Equity (“ROE”) methodology provides an opportunity to improve its approach, with the Capital Asset Pricing Model’s (“CAPM”) Market Return estimate being a clear...

Protecting Cyber Security Assets

There are 5 main core functions of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework: Identify, Protect, Detect, Respond and Recover. Let’s focus on the importance of the core function of Protection.

TransActions Newsletter - Issue 2022 Q3

Download PDF According to the Environmental Protection Agency, 27% of the total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions are attributable to the transportation sector. Although reducing greenhouse gas emissions can be achieved through electrifying cars and decarbonizing power supply,...