power grid

Infrastructure Hacking

A ‘Cyber Event’ Disrupted the Power Grid in California and Wyoming, But Don’t Panic Just Yet

The Department of Energy says a “cyber event” disrupted operations in California, Wyoming, and Utah last month. But it’s unclear if hackers were behind it.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria killed thousands more than official death toll, study says

Instead of relying on death certificates, researchers surveyed thousands of Puerto Rican households.
Carter Sherman

The US Energy Grid Is Making Electric Cars Dirtier Than They Should Be

Electric cars still run on coal, gas, and nuclear power.
Tracey Lindeman
Puerto Rico

Whitefish to Puerto Rico: Pay us $83 million or we won't keep fixing the power

Alexa Liautaud
Puerto Rico

The "conservative" estimate for Puerto Rico's recovery is $94 billion

Alexa Liautaud
Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico thrust back into darkness after new power failure

A severe power outage swept back over the island Thursday after a mechanical failure on one of its power lines, thrusting millions of Puerto Ricans back into the dark.  
Alexa Liautaud
Puerto Rico

The U.S. military has started pulling troops from Puerto Rico

Since mid-October, about 1,600 troops and 13 aircrafts have left as the island transitions to recovery from life-sustaining emergency relief tasked to the U.S. military.
Alexa Liautaud
hurricane maria

How to Remake Puerto Rico's Grid to Survive the Next Storm

Eighty percent of the island doesn't have power—but there's a way to make sure this doesn't happen again.
Ankita Rao
space weather

Solar Flares Interfered With Radio Network’s Ability to Warn People About Hurricane Irma

“It’s sad, knowing you’re trying to get the information out, or maybe someone out there is trying to talk back to you."
Kate Lunau

The Ukrainian Power Grid Was Hacked Again

Experts say the country appears to be a “testbed” for cyber attacks that could be used around the world.
Kim Zetter

How a Cyber Attack Left Thousands of Ukrainians in the Dark

On an all new episode of 'CYBERWAR', we investigate the 2013 cyber attack that shut down three power companies in western Ukraine.
VICE Staff

This Grid-Scale Battery Is Based on Train Cars and Good Old Gravity

ARES wins approval for a rail-based power storage facility in Nevada.
Michael Byrne