25 Apr '11, 11am

Not Too Smart: Cyber Security Flaws in the Smart Grid:

April 25, 2011 at 7:05AM by Jim DiPeso | comment When the power goes out in many parts of the United States, utilities aren't aware of the blackout until a customer picks up the phone and tells them. That's inefficiency. Contrast that with an outfit like Wal-Mart, where HQ in Bentonville knows when a freezer door has been open for too long at the supercenter half a continent away in Massapequa and contacts store personnel to stop letting all those Btu's go to waste. That's efficiency. The smart grid - the integration of modern IT with the electric power system - is supposed to kick the utility industry's efficiency performance up more than a few notches. If the promises hold true, smart grid will improve system reliability, reduce the frequency and scale of blackouts, reduce the need for emissions-spewing "peaker" power plants for meeting peak loads, and facilitate integra...

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