Smart metering, although intended to cut households' bills while averting carbon emissions, has met widespread popular opposition and even alarmed many within the power industry over its potential threat to data security.
Energy security is an issue of increasing political concern around the world, driven by surging demand for energy; sharply rising international prices for fuel, heat and electricity; increasing dependency on energy imports in most regions of the world; and, an emerging sense of vulnerability from the natural and malicious threats tied to climate change and terrorism.
ABB new CEO: ABB Limited has announced that Fred Kindle will be the group's chief executive from next January. Kindle is the current CEO of Swiss-based technology company Sulzer AG and will replace JÃƒÂ¼rgen Dormann, who will revert to the single role of chairman of ABB.
The UK has some of strictest nuclear safety standards in the world. Operators must walk a perilous regulatory tightrope, ensuring their systems, hardware and firmware are all completely secure to ensure complete safety.
Balancing renewables represents the most efficient and sustainable approach to meeting the energy needs we have now, and those of the next generation. Efficient control hardware combined with the management and optimization offered by virtual power plants provides an opportunity to meet that challenge today.