Interviews, cellphone video evidence and a crash course in Soviet-era grid equipment helped the dozen or so Americans untangle the Dec. 23, 2015, cyberattack on three utilities. The investigators traveled thousands of miles with one big question in mind: Could the methods used to hack the Ukrainian power distributors, or the hidden code behind the strike, pose a threat to the U.S. electric grid?
Is a policy analyst for TCAP, a coalition of cities and other political subdivisions that purchase electricity in the deregulated market for their own governmental use. Because high energy costs can impact municipal budgets and the ability to fund essential services, TCAP, as part of its mission, actively promotes affordable energy policies. High energy prices also place a burden on local businesses and home consumers.