New alliance formed to help improve cybersecurity of electric grid

This week, Ampere Industrial Security and INPOWERD announced that they have combined forces to help utilities and energy companies raise their levels of cybersecurity,...

Building More Sustainable Grids by Improving Renewables Forecasting and Integration

Thursday, September 16, 2021 | 2 p.m. EDT

During this session, hear from Robbie Berglund and Rob D'Arienzo of IBM, on how AI is helping achieve more accurate predictions due to the advantages provided by combining large-scale geospatial data and analytics with relevant data sources including wind and irradiance forecasts.

When Traditional Overhead Construction Is Not an Option

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This webinar we will review Aerial Spacer Cable applications relative to the many overhead circuit challenges faced by electric utilities today. These applications include limited right of way, multiple circuits, substation exits, long spans, weather extremes and vegetation management.

The Increasing Importance of Advanced Weather Technologies In Building Utility Operations and Field Services...

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In this session, we will share how the latest in artificial intelligence and machine learning in combination with modern modeling techniques, geospatial data and predictive analytics is enabling utilities to build greater resilience across their utility operations and field services organizations. John Villali from IDC will share his perspectives on the key benefits of these technologies while Rob Berglund from IBM will share examples of clients who are benefiting from their use.

Puerto Rico probes fire that left 900K clients without power

Authorities said Friday they are investigating what sparked a fire at a key substation that plunged 900,000 customers into darkness across Puerto Rico, with thousands still without power.

Grid automation firm NovaTech names Oakley as new CEO

NovaTech, a provider of automation and engineering solutions serving electric utilities and process manufacturing industries for 40 years, recently announced the appointment of Conrad...

DOE head Granholm warns cyber criminals could shut down U.S. power grid

WASHINGTON (AP) – Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm earlier this week called for more public-private cooperation on cyber defenses and said U.S. adversaries already are capable of...

Reflecting on the Colonial Pipeline attack: Utilities must ensure their OT is cybersecure

The biggest news in the utilities industry right now is the ransomware hack of the Colonial Pipeline, a 5,500-mile-long oil and gas pipeline that stretches along the east coast of the United States from New Jersey all the way to Texas.

Meet South Western Utility X: The ultimate digital utility

South Western Utility X has a fully digitalized operation. Every single employee, from the CEO to the field tech, is on board and trained in the technology.

FBI names pipeline cyberattackers as company promises return

“We need to invest to safeguard our critical infrastructure,” Biden said Monday. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm said the attack “tells you how utterly vulnerable we are” to cyberattacks on U.S. infrastructure.

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