power grid

Pumping electricity into grid pays 15 cents a kilowatt-hour

Solar pioneers who have been feeding electricity into the Northwest power grid have until July 31 to apply for retroactive incentives under the state’s newest alternative-energy law. The law provides a payment of 15 cents for every kilowatt-hour of electricity that backyard producers have sent into the grid. “This finally makes solar a viable investment […]

NSF grant to support research of grid security

PULLMAN — A team of researchers from Washington State University’s College of Engineering and Architecture has been selected to play a major role in a National Science Foundation-sponsored research initiative intended to address the challenge of protecting the cybersecurity of the nation’s power grid. In an Aug. 15 announcement, WSU was named as one of […]

Preventing power grid blackouts aim of team

It used to be that those who warned about massive power blackouts were accused of being so many Chicken Littles. Not anymore. Last August’s massive failure on the East Coast raised awareness about how very vulnerable the electric power grid is to massive accidental failures and to cyber-attacks. A group of researchers in the School […]