Power Breakfast for Aug. 20, 2014

Demand response programs; clean vehicle technologies; nuclear agency hacked


powerbreakfastA nearly daily round-up of news for your consideration:

  • A report on the state’s demand responses programs delivered to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas projects that the evolving electricity market creates opportunities for all energy consumers to reduce demand on the grid and offers ERCOT greater flexibility to maintain reliable operations, Electric Light & Power reports.
  • The Department of Energy awarded nearly $2 million in grants to two Texas research groups to study new clean vehicle technologies, including cheaper electric vehicle batteries and less-refined fuels, Fuel Fix reports.
  • The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission was successfully cyber hacked with tainted emails three times in three years, according to Reuters.

 

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