smart grid


ENISA Outlines Security Regulations for EU Smart Grid Expansion

The European Union has set a series of ambitious goals for itself: by 2020, the 27 member states expect to collectively use 20 percent renewable energy, reduce CO2 emissions by 20 percent, and increase energy efficiency by 20 percent. In order to accomplish these goals, Europe will need to perform a major overhaul to its power grid, which will play an integral role in the development of the Union’s proposed energy economy.

GAO Warns Of Cyber Insecurity on Smart Grid

The U.S. Government’s watchdog, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) has warned that the rapid adoption of so-called “smart grid” infrastructure in the U.S. electric industry is going forward without adequate planning for cybersecurity and the combined physical and cyber attacks that are likely to occur.


Technologists already are worried about the security implications of linking nearly all elements of the U.S. power grid to the public Internet. Now, privacy experts are warning that the so-called “smart grid” efforts could usher in a new class of concerns, as utilities begin collecting more granular data about consumers’ daily power consumption. Read the full article. [Washington Post]

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