Category Archives: Roadmap Development

I have previously made the case that the time for theorising on the UK smart metering programme has passed. What we need now are pragmatic actions and solid assurances that each component in the programme will work as it should. … READ MORE

In a separate blog article, I talked broadly about the need for a pragmatic assessment of the many inter-related risks present in the UK smart metering programme. As you’d expect, the term ‘technical specifications’ cropped up frequently in that article. … READ MORE

This three part blog series discusses security, privacy, and safety in a Smart Grid environment. Please view Part 1 and Part 2 of the series for more background information. Smart Grid security management system Although there is a large overlap … READ MORE

This three part blog series will discuss security, privacy, and safety in a Smart Grid environment. Please view Part 1 of the series for more background information. Privacy Privacy is a multi-interpretable word that means different things in different contexts. … READ MORE

Cyber security activities target the protection of vital assets (such as the Smart Grid) against attacks, malware etc., via information technology that will disrupt the delivery of electricity. Security should streamline the users’ capabilities and give them limited choices and … READ MORE

In one of my previous blogs I wrote about three interesting meetings regarding decentralization of energy in the Netherlands that took place in mid November. Similar developments are taking place in other European countries, such as the U.K. Nonetheless, I’m … READ MORE

Last month, an innovative new outlet was opened to the public in Bracknell in the U.K. “Your Energy Matters” is a low carbon advisory centre that is part of the Thames Valley Vision (TVV) Smart Grid project. It is innovative, … READ MORE

As 2012 is ending, it’s time to look back and reflect on the year. Check out our top blogs for 2012! 1. Should advanced metering infrastructure take a back seat to distribution automation? With all the stimulus money that has … READ MORE

With the dawn of the New Year in sight, it’s a moment to contemplate on the events and achievements of this past year. One particular project immediately comes to my mind: the Smart Grid pilot project PowerMatching City in the … READ MORE

You are a large Investor Owned Utility (IOU) and are looking to make major investment in all facets of Smart Grid technology. You design the total investment plan, and then bring it to the various stakeholders for their review and … READ MORE