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.

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‘Cybersecurity is the single most critical issue we face’ says EDP...

In 2017, under the leadership of director Aurélio Blanquet, EDP Distribuição joined the European Network for Cyber Security (ENCS). Now, Blanquet has been elected Chair of the ENCS Assembly Committee. Here, he talks about his new role and the state of cybersecurity across the European energy sector.

NYPA secures diamond designation for service reliability

The New York Power Authority (NYPA) has secured a diamond designation as a reliable public power provider from the American Public Power Association.
ENGIE hydrogen

National Grid in $15 million round to optimise DER management using...

The venture investment and innovation arm of National Grid has invested in software-defined edge computing company to ensure grid operators improve rollout and management of large-scale distributed edge infrastructure.
gas-fired power generation

New Jersey utility seeks recovery to grid reinforcement investments

New Jersey Natural Gas (NJNG) has filed a petition with the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities to increase its energy tariffs.
Future Perfect

WEBINAR recording: Future perfect – the utility business model of the...

Listen to the webinar recording where leading experts consider the utility business model of the next decade.
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.
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.

Cybersecurity vital to smart metering deployment

As adoption of advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) becomes more widespread, its appeal to cyber attackers will undoubtedly increase, and addressing security vulnerabilities across layers – and by different stakeholders – must be taken into account from the outset.
big data

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...

Interoperable communications will fan smart city growth

With the launch of the Wi-SUN Alliance’s Field Area Networks (FAN) certification, Smart Energy International spoke to Phil Beecher, president and CEO, to learn...

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