Digitalisation and Cyber Resilience: Why the Energy and Utilities Sector Is a Top Target for Cybercrime

Credit to Author: Fabien Rech| Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2022 14:30:14 +0000

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The energy and utilities sector is not just the lifeblood of the world’s economy, but fundamental to society’s existence as a whole. Yet, recent events have highlighted just how volatile and unpredictable it can be. Output is influenced by everything from weather patterns to war, and no business, consumer, or household is immune from the […]

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Security of Cyber-Physical Systems

Credit to Author: P.R. Kumar| Date: Thu, 02 Jun 2022 14:10:18 +0000

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“Cyber-physical systems” are the next generation of closely integrated physical and cyber systems. Several critical systems such as the power grid, autonomous transportation systems, and process control systems are examples of cyber-physical systems. They are liable to be attacked by malicious agents who can compromise the sensor measurements being used to control them. Indeed, there […]

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Quantum Technology: Applications in Cybersecurity for Power Utilities

Credit to Author: Rouven Floeter| Date: Thu, 12 May 2022 11:37:22 +0000

With the advent and implementation of smart grid infrastructure across power utilities, there has been a paradigm shift in the efficiencies of the grid. The use of digital communication technology has led to high-speed communication enablement across various components as well as better data analysis and real-time control. This has proven to be advantageous not […]

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Administration, NRC, Nuclear Industry Look Ahead to Uncertain Territory

Credit to Author: Kennedy Maize| Date: Mon, 02 May 2022 04:13:00 +0000

The Biden administration is fully behind development of new nuclear power technology. It is encouraging the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to look at “new approaches to regulation” as advanced

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Four Questions You Must Ace to Ensure Sound Cybersecurity in OT Systems

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2022 05:21:10 +0000

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Some cybersecurity experts believe hackers today pose a greater threat than ever to power plants and electric grids. Much of the operational technology (OT) used in power stations and throughout the grid was installed at a time when cybersecurity was more of an afterthought than a focal point in the system design. Furthermore, the pool […]

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The POWER Interview: How Gas Power Can Reap Value from Digitalization

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2022 14:47:44 +0000

Digitalization is furnishing nearly every facet of the power industry with new insights that promise value for generating assets, including refining efficiencies and shaving down operating costs. But though myriad solutions have been introduced, adoption by some power sub-sectors has been cautious, mainly because the advantages of the industrial internet of things (IIOT) are not […]

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Distributed Renewables Cyber Resilience

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Thu, 07 Apr 2022 13:51:28 +0000

The benefits of renewable energy continue to grow, with wind generation supplying 9.2% of generation in the U.S. and up to 22.6% in other western countries like Germany. Solar is at 2.8% in the U.S. (for utility-scale installations) and near 10% in Germany. Through diversification and greater distribution system integration, the application of renewable energy […]

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Making Power Plants Purr or Putting Them to Sleep: Hard Equipment and Soft Tools

Credit to Author: Kennedy Maize| Date: Fri, 01 Apr 2022 04:07:00 +0000

Maintenance equipment and tools have always been important for plant operators. In the early days, the tools were likely made entirely of iron and steel, copper and brass, lead, leather, rubber, or glass. Some

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Making Power Plants Purr or Putting Them to Sleep: Hard Equipment and Soft Tools

Credit to Author: Kennedy Maize| Date: Fri, 01 Apr 2022 04:07:00 +0000

Maintenance equipment and tools have always been important for plant operators. In the early days, the tools were likely made entirely of iron and steel, copper and brass, lead, leather, rubber, or glass. Some

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Three Cybersecurity Steps Integral to Building a Better Grid

Credit to Author: Dennis Lanahan| Date: Fri, 25 Mar 2022 14:38:01 +0000

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In January, the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) launched its new Building a Better Grid initiative. The DoE’s stated intention for the program is to create a more robust transmission system that will restore the nation’s electrical grid through expanded access and greater resilience. The initiative emphasizes supporting generation and distribution of clean energy, and […]

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