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Freelancer & Author. Helping Utility professionals succeed with smart metering and demand response, The Chapel Group
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Changes in culture, accounting standards, regulatory, and vendor contract management will ensure that companies make the best decisions benefitting their customers, IT roadmaps, and operations These are some heavy stones to life to affect that change-- are you optimistic they can be overcome in reasonable time frames?
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This context is so important and greatly appreciated-- thanks Dean! Unfortunately, cyberattacks on power grids are very useful in cyber warfare between states. Modern societies run on electricity and if it can’t be delivered to the customer, the scale of the consequences can be extremely large. Heating systems, law enforcement, hospitals, etc. depend on power and when it is cut off, a...
Hi Matt, and thanks for your question! You are very right to call the whole situation a cat and mouse game. As of now, though, it is still in a pretty nascent stage and it’s hard to tell who will have the upper hand – especially since we don’t know what bad actors are up to exactly before they strike.
This is terrific-- and these are the solutions that need to be talked about. Of course maintenance, vegetation management, safety procedures etc. are critical, but we are in the age of the digital utility and we need to embrace these new tools that make fighting these challenges easier. How nascent are these strategies-- has SCE perfected them or are they being honed and refined...
Matt, the strategies are definitely in the work in progress being honed and refined stage. I asked Tom what his challenges were and the big one is that right now he is a 'one man show' so he is looking to bring in additional resources which will allow him to further the solutions.