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Geomagnetic Storms

Thunder and Lightning: Very, Very Frightening

by Zelle LLP on

The title for greatest reaper of catastrophe losses in the United States does not go to the hurricane, blizzard or ice storm but to the much more common thunderstorm. Thunderstorms don’t get cute names from The Weather...more

FERC considers geomagnetic disturbance standards

by PretiFlaherty on

U.S. energy regulators examining reliability standards for the electric transmission grid relating to geomagnetic disturbances have scheduled a technical conference for March 1, 2016. Geomagnetic disturbance, or GMD,...more

FERC Surges Ahead in Planning for Solar Flare Grid Standards

by K&L Gates LLP on

On May 14, 2015, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) proposed the approval of a new reliability standard to address susceptibility of electric transmission systems to the effect of geomagnetic disturbances (GMDs)....more

FERC proposes geomagnetic disturbance reliability standard

by PretiFlaherty on

Is the U.S. electric grid ready for solar storms and other geomagnetic disturbances? Today the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission proposed approving a new reliability standard for the grid to address its vulnerability to...more

Summary of FERC Meeting Agenda - May 2013

by White & Case LLP on

Below are brief summaries of the agenda items for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s May 16, 2013 meeting, pursuant to the agenda as issued on May 9, 2013. Agenda items E-3, E-13, E-17 have not been summarized as they...more

Only A Matter of Time – Prepare For Geomagnetic Storms

by Zelle LLP on

Originally published in Insurance Law360 on February 21, 2013. Geomagnetic storms present a unique risk to power grids, power grid customers and insurers. The modern world, and particularly the East Coast of the U.S., is...more

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