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Energy chief cites risk of cyberattacks crippling power grid


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How Texas escaped a power grid failure that would have left state in the dark for months


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The parts of Texas not on its ERCOT power grid appear to have weathered the freeze with few outages


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The Texas power grid failed mostly due to natural gas. Republicans are blaming wind turbines.


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Off the grid, heavily armed and radicalized: He’s a law enforcement nightmare


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New Puerto Rico gov suspends contract to rebuild power grid

New Puerto Rico gov suspends contract to rebuild power gridIn one of her first moves as Puerto Rico's new governor, Wanda Vázquez announced late Sunday that she is suspending a pending $ 450,000 contract that is part of the program to rebuild and strengthen the island's power grid, which was destroyed by Hurricane Maria. Puerto Rico's Electric Power Authority, which is more than $ 9 billion in debt, had been expected to sign the contract with Stantec, a consulting firm based in Canada. Vázquez did not explain why she was suspending the deal, saying only that transparency is a priority for her administration.



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Everything You Need To Know About The Russian Cyberattacks On The U.S. Electricity Grid

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Puerto Rico power grid snaps, nearly 1 million in the dark

Puerto Rico power grid snaps, nearly 1 million in the darkPuerto Rico’s power grid broke down again on Thursday, leaving some 800,000 customers without power, as the US Caribbean possession struggles to recover five months after Hurricane Maria slammed the island. Justo Gonzalez, head of the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA), said that one of the island’s main transmission lines was out of service. The government-owned utility has 1.5 customers out of a population of 3.5 million — not counting the 500,000 Puerto Ricans who left since Maria struck on September 20, 2017.



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Tesla switches on giant battery to shore up Australia's grid

Tesla switches on giant battery to shore up Australia's gridTesla Inc switched on the world’s biggest lithium ion battery on Friday in time to feed Australia’s shaky power grid for the first day of summer, meeting a promise by Elon Musk to build it in 100 days or give it free. “South Australia is now leading the world in dispatchable renewable energy,” state Premier Jay Weatherill said at the official launch at the Hornsdale wind farm, owned by private French firm Neoen. Tesla won a bid in July to build the 129-megawatt hour battery for South Australia, which expanded in wind power far quicker than the rest of the country, but has suffered a string of blackouts over the past 18 months.



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Puerto Rico's PREPA utility creditors say power grid damage is overblown

Puerto Rico's PREPA utility creditors say power grid damage is overblownBondholders of Puerto Rico’s bankrupt power utility, PREPA, said on Friday that the damage to the local electric grid by Hurricane Maria is not as bad as the island’s government says, and could be fixed quickly with an outside energy expert in charge.     The PREPA bondholders made the argument in a written filing in federal court in San Juan.



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