SCADA cyber attacks double in 2014, says Dell

April 17, 2015
Cyberattacks on supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems have increased by 100% in 2014, according to IT giant Dell's annual Threat Report. The study found that attacks against SC...

Smart meters help US utilities to cut customer bills

April 17, 2015
In the US, the Oklahoma Corporation Commission has approved a settlement allowing state utility Public Service Company to collect US$133 million from customers in rate increases to support smart m...

India begins urban renewal with first smart city

April 17, 2015
In South Asia, India is building its first smart city in the state of Gujarat as part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's push for a more urbanized India where 100 smart cities are to be built by 2...

First Utility delivers smart energy services through mobile tech

April 16, 2015
In the UK, independent energy provider First Utility is aiming to set itself apart from other electricity suppliers including the UK's 'Big Six' by leveraging mobile technology to improve custome...

Johannesburg trials load-limiting smart meters to offset blackouts

April 16, 2015
In South Africa, Johannesburg electricity utility City Power is piloting a load-limiting programme for residents with smart meters in an attempt to ensure households maintain power supply amid ro...

Smart grid: protective relay and data analytics markets to thrive

April 16, 2015
Smart grid forecasts are making headlines this week with US market research company Navigant Research projecting revenue from the global protective relay market to grow from US$5.5 billion in...

Smart grid at Hannover Messe: Schneider and Siemens reveal solutions

April 15, 2015
European engineering giant Siemens and Atos, global digital services company, has launched a joint Industrial data analytics investment programme at Hannover Messe, taking place this week in Germa...

SolarCity partners with Nest for smart home energy management

April 15, 2015
In the US, California-based designer, financier and installer of solar energy systems SolarCity has announced its partnership with home automation company Nest to offer 10,000 Nest thermostats to ...