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Sens. Jim Risch, Angus King Write to Address Huawei Energy Security Issue

Sens. Jim Risch, R-Idaho, and Angus King, I-Maine, have issued a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Chinese firm Huawei Technologies' threat to the U.S. energy infrastructure. The letter, addressed to FERC Chairman Neil Chatterjee, sought the commission's help to secure the U.S. national critical infrastructure against Huawei-headed activities, Risch's office said Friday.

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Govt Task Force Releases Report on Natural Gas Storage Safety

A federal task force has published a report to help prevent natural gas leaks after one such incident occurred at the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility in California. The Energy Department said Tuesday the Interagency Task Force on Natural Gas Storage Safety’s report includes lessons from the Aliso Canyon leak; analysis of 400 U.S.-based underground natural gas …

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Energy Regulator Seeks Revised NERC Security Plan

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has sent back an industry proposal to bolster electric grid security, saying some details needed to be fleshed out for clarity, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. Rebecca Smith writes the North American Electric Reliability Corp. draft calls on companies to write their own safety rules and …

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Cheryl LaFleur: FERC to Establish Physical Grid Security Standards

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has ordered the North American Electric Reliability Corp. to develop physical grid security standards for responses to threats and vulnerabilities, Homeland Security Today reported Tuesday. Owners and operators of the Bulk-Power System will work to identify risks in the system, assess potential vulnerabilities and implement …

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Norman Bay Obama’s Choice to Chair FERC

Norman Bay, director of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission‘s office, has been nominated by President Barack Obama to serve as the body’s next chairman. Bay has led the office since 2009 and is also a former federal prosecutor in New Mexico, the White House said Thursday. He served as U.S. …

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FERC Outlines Mobile Push

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has drawn up plans to build a more mobile workforce as part of its information technology upgrade initiative, the Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Jason Miller writes the agency aims to give employees access to data more openly from any location at any time. “We’ve …

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