New Group Highlights DG's Security Benefits

Drawing on the experiences of Sept. 11, 2001, and the August 2003 blackout, founders of the new Power Reliability and Security Council say increased adoption of distributed generation (DG) could help limit the impact of future terrorist attacks and utility system failures. Organizers say they hope to bring together public, private and utility sectors to meet three goals: The group intends to wo...

12/01/2004


Drawing on the experiences of Sept. 11, 2001, and the August 2003 blackout, founders of the new Power Reliability and Security Council say increased adoption of distributed generation (DG) could help limit the impact of future terrorist attacks and utility system failures. Organizers say they hope to bring together public, private and utility sectors to meet three goals:

  • Enhance security of continuous power supply to critical public facilities during emergencies

  • Lower security risks to overall grid operation

  • Improve grid reliability and efficiency

The group intends to work with local organizations across the United States to gauge the risks of power-supply outages and outline options for enhancing reliability and security. It hopes to include local utility representatives, as well, to ensure planning is comprehensive and strategies are integrated within the overall grid.

The organization was founded by Resource Dynamics Corp. , an energy consulting firm, and Bingham McCutchen LLP , a law firm with a specialty in energy-project financing.





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