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Utilities Warned To Prepare For Increasing Cyberattacks

Apr 15 - Brian Dowling The Hartford Courant - Many utilities that Connecticut residents rely on for electricity, natural gas and water have been compromised or penetrated by cyberattacks, according to a report released Monday outlining steps to further protect the state. More...

Malloy announces collaboration with utilities to prevent cyber attacks

Apr 14 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Johanna Somers The Day, New London, Conn. - Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has announced a cyber security plan for Connecticut's utilities to protect lives and commercial activities. More...

M.C. Dean Named Siemens Solution Partner for Protection Systems, Smart Grid Division

Siemens Energy, Inc. - CIM Automation Systems, a division of M.C. Dean, Inc. has been appointed an "Energy Automation-Smart Grid" Siemens Solution Partner. M.C. Dean is the first "Energy Automation-Smart Grid" Siemens Solution Partner in the United States. more...
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ABB provides Public Power utilities with a broad range of new Smart Grid solutions

ABB Inc. - ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, today announced plans to help empower Public Power and rural electric utilities with future-proofing their systems for a reliable, efficient and sustainable grid. more...

Hitachi Communication Technologies America, Inc. and Tendril Partner to Deliver Smart Energy Applications - Companies will present combined solutions at DistribuTECH 2013 in San Diego

Tendril Inc. - Hitachi Communication Technologies America, Inc. (Hitachi CTA) and Tendril® today announced that the companies are partnering to deliver a wide range of smart energy applications to consumers via an array of set-top boxes, wireless gateways and other devices that are already in the home. This dramatically improves the economics of home energy management by providing an economical and operational alternative to special-purpose gateways and other specialized hardware for each application used by the subscriber. more...

Tantalus Joins Alcatel-Lucent's ng Connect Program

Tantalus Systems Corp. - Tantalus, a leading provider of Smart Grid communications, today announced that it has joined Alcatel-Lucent's (EURONEXT and NYSE: ALU) ng Connect program, a multi-industry ecosystem dedicated to the creation of the new generation connected user experience. more...

Articles 

By pradeep pathak
On: April 2, 2014
Communication Systems are used in automation to pass data between device level (sensors, actuators, transducers etc.) and control level (PLC's, RTU's, IED's etc.), between different control level devices, or between control level and supervisory level more...
By Kimberly Klemm
On: February 3, 2014
Utility data communications are facing some important changes as the world of networking communications evolves. According to "intelligentutility" author Kathleeen Wolf Davis, "In late 2012 91% of international utilities said they used fiber to connect more...
By Gal Luft
On: October 7, 2013
Ten years ago, every city between Detroit and Ottawa, including New York, turned dark in what became known as the Northeast blackout of 2003, the most severe power outage to ever occur in the industrialized more...
By Michael John
On: November 29, 2012
As European countries move closer to wide-scale adoption of Smart Metering technology, the need for a co-ordinated approach among product vendors, solution designers, communication technologists and individual utilities has never been clearer. If diverse technologies more...
By Jeff VanZwol
On: November 13, 2012
The communications system -- which may include SCADA equipment, transceivers, and backup batteries - affiliated with a utility's Transmission and Distribution lines will require protection from the elements, thermal management to maintain the proper operating more...

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