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Tackling security issues in the smart metering rollout

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.

Improved security via decentralized energy

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.

World News – Companies

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 Jürgen Dormann, who will revert to the single role of chairman of ABB.

Power-Gen: Power plant electronic systems vulnerable to hackers

Power plant electronic security is just beginning to emerge as an issue within the industry, but third party liability could heighten its profile, experts said during Power-Gen International.

Five trends accelerating renewables convergence

Deloitte has focused on the top five trends fostering industry collaboration and presented a market outlook for 2021.

Security of supply is crucial to the future energy system says IEA

Security of supply needs a more comprehensive approach if the energy transformation challenges are to be met, IEA indicates in a new report.

Trump’s new order to protect U.S. bulk power system from foreign threats

President Trump has signed an executive order prohibiting bulk power system equipment from foreign companies.

Global alliance addresses OT security threats

The Operational Technology Cyber Security Alliance (OTCSA), a new global alliance focused on cyber security, has been launched. It has been established to help...

Why the nuclear industry must embrace digital technology

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.

Industry opinion: Integrating renewables into a reliable power ecosystem

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.