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.


DoE injects $28 million into next generation grid security technologies

The US Department of Energy has announced up to $28 million to support grid resilience against cyber attacks.
FAN Certification Programme

Wi-SUN Alliance unveils new certification programme

The Wi-SUN Alliance has announced its FAN Certification Programme. FAN is a communications infrastructure for very large-scale networks. In the same way you use the Internet...

Human interaction still the cornerstone of digital evolution

With another year passed, delivering many game-changing developments in the global energy and water space, I feel it is important to focus on what...


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energy data

What consumers want from energy usage data

The Smart Energy Consumer Collaborative released a new report which reveals what residential consumers want to know from their electricity providers about the energy usage data.

Irish critical national infrastructure providers to up cyber defences

Ireland will be implementing new security requirements that will apply to the network and information systems within the energy sector

N. America considers blockchain standard for gas industry

The North American Energy Standards Board (NAESB) will hold its first meeting to consider potential standards development to support the use of blockchain technology...
digital twins

The digital twin maturity continuum

In what was originally billed as the final part of his series on Digital Twins, David Socha introduces a maturity model, charting the likely...
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Xcel Energy becomes 1st US utility to operate drones out of...

In one of the most significant advancements of unmanned aircraft under development by a US utility, Xcel Energy is operating drones beyond visual line of...

Hurricane Florence threatens East Coast electricity infrastructure

Hurricane Florence is bearing down on the mid Atlantic and by every measure, it’s poised to be an extremely dangerous event — lashing winds, storm surge...

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