UK government reshuffle maintains commitment to smart meters

May 22, 2015
In the UK, Conservative Member of Parliament Amber Rudd has begun her new role as Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change. Having campaigned strongly on energy reform and the importance of...

Smart cities: Increased interest in India and European technological innovation

May 21, 2015
In South Asia, the Jaipur Development Authority (JDA) in the state of Rajasthan, is working on plans for the digitization of the 'pink city' as part of its smart city transformation.While deve...

Turkey’s blackout: Did a cyber attack cause grid outage?

May 20, 2015
Media reports are indicating that a blackout in Southern Europe that left much of Turkey in the dark on 31 March was caused by a cyber attack originating from Iran.Reports from Bloomberg a...

Smart grid US: industry welcomes Senator Cantwell’s act

May 15, 2015
In the US, the GridWise Alliance this week commended Senator Maria Cantwell for having released 'The Grid Modernization Act of 2015'.Ms Cantwell said the aim of the act was to "address the em...

Open Smart Grid Protocol under scrutiny after ‘easy to break’ report

May 13, 2015
European standards body the Open Smart Grid Protocol (OSGP) is preparing to release an update to its specifications despite recent criticism from a pair of academics on the security of its archite...

Smart grid India: government approves US$210m investment

May 12, 2015
In South Asia, the Indian government last week approved the creation of a national smart grid organisation that will see the country investing US$210 million (Rs.980 crore) into planning, monito...

US energy suppliers sign deals to boost telecoms connectivity

May 11, 2015
US utilities last week announced agreements to improve access to telecommunication technology during the Utilities Telecom Council conference held in Atlanta.Electricity and natural gas su...

Grid Architecture: US Department of Energy report gives future view

May 11, 2015
The US Department of Energy (DOE) has sponsored a new report - Grid Architecture - to provide future views of portions of grid architecture that address important emerging trends and systemic iss...