The secure delivery of energy has become critical – even a matter of national security – and that’s because we have become more dependent on it than ever before. Protecting the privacy of the vast amount of usage information generated by the smart grid is an essential part of its value equation and critical to its widespread success. This issue of GridTalk examines the challenges and solutions for smart grid security from the perspectives of four distinguished industry experts.
The Smart Grid is poised to create great change for operators and consumers alike. How well we anticipate for these changes will determine whether we merely survive or thrive in the new reality. In this context where “consumers” are transitioning to “customers”, where the grid management becomes more complex, where energy prices are fluctuating, advanced technologies and new eco-system will bring higher value to both energy consumers and operators.