Protect the Grid SmartGrid Initiative

I recently read in Power Magazine ( that EPRI is launching the Security and Privacy Initiative, a collaborative effort to investigate cyber security standards, business processes, and technologies to protect the electric grid.

The need to distinguish between Smart Home and Smart Grid

There is still no clear definition of Smart Grid. Many people think Smart Grid means Automated Metering Infrastructure (AMI), that is, the meters. Another frequently mentioned aspect of Smart Grid is home automation including smart dishwashers, etc.

Senate Hearings on Smart Grid

I had an opportunity to listen to the Smart Grid Hearings held March 3 with the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. NIST Director, Pat Gallagher, DOE’s Pat Hoffman, FERC Commissioner Kelly, Commissioner Butler of NARUC, Katherine Hamilton of the GridWise Alliance, Edward Lu of Google, and Evan Gaddis of...