News concerning cybersecurity within the energy sector, specifically relating to protection of energy customer data and private information, preventing malware, ransomware, as well as theft or damage to hardware. Also includes cybersecurity for the electricity grid, preventing disruption of power services, coordinating incident response and recovery, ensuring grid resilience.

smart city

The utility as a smart city enabler

With the changing nature of energy generation and the increasing number of distributed energy resources on the grid, utilities are understandably evaluating their position within the landscape to ensure their longevity and relevance.
South Africa EV

Skills shortages in South Africa

Roula Inglesi-Lotz, associate professor, Department of Economics, University of Pretoria and president of the South African Association for Energy Economics (SAAEE), discusses skills shortages in the sector.
severe weather

Philippines utilities to benefit from new severe weather alert system

Weather-sensitive industries such as aviation, energy and utilities are set to benefit from a new severe weather monitoring and alerting network installed...
US Solar

US DOE awards $36 million to solar-based grid resilience projects

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) selected up to $36 million in research projects that will advance solar energy’s role in strengthening the country's grid resilience.

X2nSat on how utilities can use satellites to minimise the effects...

X2nSat Sales Director Denny Thompson shares expert insights into how utilities can use satellite technology to minimise damage from natural disasters, the pressures utilities are under to mitigate losses and how to become more connected to their devices, especially in remote areas.
Kaspersky Lab

Kaspersky Lab appoints new Enterprise Sales Manager for Africa

Bethwel Opil has been appointed as the Enterprise Sales Manager for Kaspersky Lab in Kenya.

EU-funded SENECA project releases results of study on the cloud

The results of SENECA, an EU-funded study on cloud-based software engineering, sustainability and energy efficiency have been published
Data security

Poll: I believe my personal data is safe with my utility

Do you? With cybersecurity topping many company's to-do lists, and attacks that are often only detectable after a vulnerability has been exploited, millions of confidential client records with major utilities have been hacked.

Energy Impact Partners expands portfolio of utility security solutions

Utility-backed energy investment and innovation firm Energy Impact Partners (EIP) has invested in cybersecurity company Attivo Networks. EIP has become...
data acquisition

Data acquisition, networks and communication

Data produced by power distribution networks is critical, but so is perfecting data quality and governance. This article looks at utility data...

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