Grid threats increase daily - from foreign foes, terrorists, criminals and hackers. Utilities are tasked with guarding against a rising tide of potentially disruptive intrusions into their power grid and electronic networks. What will it take to keep the power more...
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Michael Beck is a senior executive with 25 years of diversified strategic and operational consulting experience on energy related issues. His experience encompasses power and gas, regulated and unregulated, wholesale and retail, and policy and regulatory issues, including rate filings and testimony preparation. Currently the Managing Director of MJ Beck Consulting, he has held senior posts with PA Consulting, PHB-Hagler Bailly, and Theodore Barry & Associates. He holds a BS in Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, an MBA from Drexel University, and is a Registered Professional Engineer.
The U.S. goal of energy independence, typically defined as complete self-sufficiency for indigenous energy requirements, is an ill-conceived and unachievable objective. This holds for the foreseeable future and most likely beyond. A more realistic -- and achievable -- goal is to reduce and diversify energy dependence on any one fuel, geography, or technology.