The world is electrifying. The share of electricity in the total energy mix will more than double to 45% by 2050. Renewable energy, led by solar photovoltaic (PV), will supply that growth and replace much of today’s fossil-fuel generated electricity. The reason? Cost.Read more
The primary task of electricity grid operators around the world is to ensure that energy gets from the source of generation to the end users safely, reliably, and affordably. But as the generation mix changes from predictable fossil fuels to intermittent renewable sources, how can we ensure the reliability of grids?
Researchers from the University of Tulsa reported that it took less than a minute of lock-picking on one unsupervised turbine's door to gain access to the unsecured server. From there, the researcher connected the laptops via the server of that singular turbine to instantly access IP addresses representing every single turbine in the network. This is just one example of the vulnerability of windfarms to cyber-attacks.
With utilities across the globe facing the pressure of growing fleets of assets and replacement demand coupled with shrinking budgets, it’s more important than ever to rethink asset management strategies. Read our Industry Insights Report to learn how energy companies are moving from traditional approaches to data-driven ones.
With new and innovative technologies developing at record pace, DNV GL’s Michael Wilkinson, Global Segment Leader, Energy Digitalization, gives us some advice on how to see through the digitalization hype and better understand the solutions that can help to transform the electricity sector.
Girish Tanti, co-founder of Suzlon Energy, talks to us about his experience of building a wind power business and the challenges he has faced along the way.
In a world where information is having an ever-increasing impact on the nature of the grid, what are the implications of new technologies for data security and utilities’ business models?
How must energy companies adapt to serve their consumers? Philippe Monloubou CEO of Enedis, the electricity distribution system operator that delivers energy to 95% in France, looks at how the modern consumer is driving the energy transition.
Large investments in the smart grid are giving rise to an increase in intelligent devices across the distribution network. We talk with Norv Clontz, Director, Data Science Innovation at Duke Energy about the increase of data available, the benefits for the consumer, and the impact that increased data and data analytics is having on utilities.