In the latest episode of the 'OT Security Made Simple podcast' , Klaus Mochalski, founder and CEO of Rhebo, sits down with Todd Wiedman, Chief Security Officer of Landis+Gyr, to cover a range of topics, shedding light on the evolving challenges and solutions within the realm of AMI security.
Communication is a core component of any smart grid or AMI implementation. Depending on application use cases, geography, rural/urban areas, or existing infrastructure, however, a grid operator may choose PLC, mesh, or cellular communications. With an increasingly diverse and active consumer base that now includes prosumers, electric vehicle charging, renewables, and more, how can utilities ensure that all these segments are served without disrupting their AMI?
The IEC 62443 family of standards is an old acquaintance to most security managers for industrial systems. For more than ten years, it has been considered THE standard for industrial cybersecurity. It also serves as a "horizontal standard" offering a sector-agnostic baseline for industrial cybersecurity, upon which sector-specific requirements, e.g. for the energy sector, could be added by industry experts. In this blog we explore its implications for the energy sector.
Integrating renewable energy into the low-voltage (LV) grid is a topic that we have discussed with over 40 DSOs in Europe and came to the understanding that a huge portion of new connection requests, especially for PV plants, are being rejected or significantly delayed.
The challenge of connecting PV plants to the low-voltage grid is widespread among European DSOs (distribution system operators) and is causing significant concerns within the industry. To shed light on this problem, let us delve deeper into the various facets of this issue and explore potential solutions to address it.
Whether it is a first-time installation, a second wave implementation, or a transformational upgrade, building an Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) is a journey. What steps do you go through once you've committed to taking your AMI to the next level?
Reducing the use of fossil fuels in transport is vital if the EU is to reach climate neutrality by 2050. To achieve this goal, we need to accelerate the transition to alternatively powered vehicles and vessels. In other words, we need to make sure there is enough supporting infrastructure with adequate coverage across the European Union for cars, trucks, ships, and planes to (re)charge or (re)fuel with alternative fuels.