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2018- issue 5

Smart Energy International Issue 5 2018

We examine the development of cybersecurity law in Europe and the UK, as well as some of the amazing organisations behind a multitude of cybersecurity initiatives, such as the North American Electricity Reliability Corporation and their biennial cyber exercise GridEx.
Balancing Mechanism

Meeting the challenge of growing energy demand

With utilities of today facing the challenge of meeting growing energy demand, investing in smart technologies, innovative demand-side management and expanding distributed resources have become priorities. In addition to unplanned outages, failure to prioritise growing...

Is blockchain all it’s cracked up to be

Smart Energy International spoke with Jo-Jo Hubbard, chief operating officer and co-founder of Electron, a start-up which utilises decentralised technology to advance the shared infrastructure of the energy markets. The team aims to create innovative,...

The anatomy of ICS Cybersecurity

Timely implementation of security in power plant industrial control systems at the construction stage is vital, writes Jonni Talsi. While cybersecurity is creeping into our lives more and more, it is still not an integral...

Harnessing IT/OT convergence for operational success

The importance of IT/OT convergence is not solely about the technologies themselves. Businesses also need to ensure that the departments and processes are as integrated as possible, argues Lisa Williams. This article was originally published in Smart...
smart grid

Free Electrons

It’s broadly acknowledged that the digitalisation of the modern electricity grid has brought about the most exciting and far-reaching innovations the industry has ever known. The energy industry is however, facing massive challenges as the...
Teollisuuden Voima battery storage in Finland

Saft – Energising the world for 100 years

In June 2018 Saft celebrated its membership of the exclusive group of technology companies to prosper in business for over a century. The global high-tech battery manufacturer has built its success on combining advanced technology...
grid communications

Data concetrators and telecom gateways enable digital grids

Powerline communications (PLC) are widely adopted in many smart meter rollouts where medium voltage and low voltage transformers in secondary substations feed a large number of meters. This is common for the grids in Europe....

Smart gas: The French Connection

France is experiencing a period of significant growth in the biogas/biomethane market, especially after the government reaffirmed its goals to achieve carbon neutrality. The ambition is to achieve 30% renewable gas by 2030, producing a...

2018 in energy cybersecurity

In an exclusive article, Anjos Nijk, managing director of the European Network for Cyber Security, provides a review of the cybersecurity wins and losses for 2018, and gives his predictions as to what to...
energy 4.0

Data-driven iPaaS

Adaptation to disruption needs to happen at a faster pace, says Thorsten Heller, CEO of Greenbird Whether you call it the ‘Internet of Energy’ (IoE), the ‘energy cloud,’ a moniker assigned by Navigant Research, or...