Coal Remains Main Source Of German Energy Supply

Change is sweeping through utility telecommunications at a furious pace, as nearly 60 percent of electric and water providers are planning for replacement, upgrades or new communications infrastructure in the next five years. “This change is challenging utilities to adapt to transformative technologies, and to place a heightened focus on security and regulation,” said Dean… Keep reading →

Texas Oil Companies Work To Adapt To Falling Oil Prices

Natural gas organizations are starting to integrate cybersecurity with other programs or applications as opposed to ad hoc or bolt-on fixes, according to Black & Veatch’s 2014 Strategic Directions: U.S. Natural Gas Industry report. The renewed focus on both physical and cyber security can be understood, in part, as a function of the continued rise… Keep reading →

Aerials of U.S.-Canada Border Along The Niagara River

A water utility manager visited a power plant and was amazed at what he saw. A single person – the power plant manager – was operating the entire facility. The water utility manager asked how this could be achieved for his water/wastewater treatment facilities. The answer: advanced automation, technology and analytics. Managing operational costs is… Keep reading →

U.S. Temperatures Hit Upper 90s

Quick Take: Do you remember the stories that used to circulate about building a nuclear bomb from instructions on the Internet? I’m starting to feel that terrorists could bring down the grid by reading stories on the Internet. Every week we get details about another vulnerability. Here’s the latest gambit receiving widespread attention. My advice… Keep reading →