As electricity systems digitalise and transition to renewables, they become increasingly vulnerable to cybersecurity attacks. Policymakers and utility operators are fighting an evermore sophisticated battle to keep the threat at bay.
Matthias Rebellius, CEO of smart infrastructure at Siemens, explains why consumers and companies need to understand the purpose behind smart solutions to be fully on board the digital energy transition.
Digitalisation could accelerate the energy transition and take the world to net zero, but the sector's own energy consumption and security concerns are potential flashpoints.
The energy transition depends on modern, digitalised distribution grids to integrate new technologies such as renewables and electric vehicles. Investments are not on track, but governments are stepping up.
Bitcoin is often denounced for its vast energy consumption, but some experts argue that the cryptocurrency and its associated technology could be helpful as we decarbonise.
Schneider Electric is providing digital solutions to help customers become more energy efficient, the company's energy management expert, Philippe Delorme, tells Energy Monitor.
Technology and some visionary thinking can make clean energy affordable for everyone, says Octopus founder Greg Jackson.
Smart meters are often dismissed as a gimmick but without them targets like the one announced by Boris Johnson this month will be unachievable.
The imperative to act on energy efficiency means decisions about 5G must be based on facts, not fiction.