Wind farm operations often involve remote interactions with off-site control rooms. This poses a challenge because every wind turbine generates a large amount of information related to running conditions and power...More
Medium-voltage (MV) distribution systems are undergoing a revolution: Gone are the days when they merely distributed power of consistent quality from some far-off generator and performed basic switching and...More
Is utility cyber security in as dire straits and how should utility cyber security be addressed in this age of increasing digitalization, growing reliance on intelligent energy devices, and the rapid deployment distributed energy resources?...More
A new report concludes that the United States' overall fuel mix five years from now will not be dramatically different from the current mix. The report also says that natural gas will continue to be the leading generation resource at the end of 2020, according to the American Public Power Association....More
This paper is an exploration of European networks costs (as paid for by end consumers of power - in this case the residential sector but in principle outcomes also apply to the commercial and small industrial sectors) how these vary and the linkages,...More
The news is full of stories about the latest cyber attacks and data breaches. While there hasn't been any news about a major hack of a power plant or substation yet, that doesn't mean bad agents aren't trying. Watch this short video for an overview of the standards now in place, the level of protection they provide and what you can — and should — be doing to implement those standards.
This video helps you understand the state of cyber security but physical security is also a major concern. Watch the webinar After Metcalf: Physical substation security for details of the attack on that substation and the security methods being deployed to protect physical assets from future attacks.