Ensuring quality of supply and grid resilience is vital to reliable and efficient supply of electricity. However, maintaining high-quality power delivery and a resilient grid can get tricky in an increasingly complex and dynamic grid that needs to accommodate renewables, EV charging and high activity from prosumers. How can grid planners and network operators achieve their goals of maintaining a safe, reliable and resilient grid ? In this blog, we highlight seven ways how a grid monitoring service can help.
Contactless payment terminals are being hailed as a game-changer for the accessibility of publicly available Electric Vehicle (EV) charging. They offer a quick and convenient payment method for the growing number of private and commercial EV users and are considered an integral part of the transition from traditional to electric vehicles by 2030. This transition is super critical to helping to deliver the UK net zero targets by 2050.
In the first part of this post we already introduced a Network Intrusion Detection Systems (NIDS) as a solution for mitigating ransomware attacks on Operational Technology (OT). Let’s have a closer look at how this is done.
Manufacturers and suppliers of technology used in people’s homes are well versed in compliance and ensuring that their products meet legal safety requirements. Unfortunately, although BSI introduced BS 7856, its latest safety standard for smart meters in 2017, compliance with this is not mandatory. There are however some compelling reasons why we should all strive for the very highest standards of safety and use the latest BS 7856 standard, rather than earlier withdrawn versions, as the benchmark.
As the world moves towards a more sustainable and decentralized energy future, grid operators face increasing challenges in maintaining grid resilience, asset and energy management, grid balancing, safety, and security. What are these challenges and how can they be addressed?
Ransomware attacks are the number one cyber risk for utilities and critical infrastructure worldwide. Detecting malicious activities during the preparation phase of an attack to prevent disruption and spreading is at the heart of any cybersecurity strategy.