A new study has urged the British government to adopt a more unified approach to smart grid security. The report concludes that the UK’s fragmented approach to cyber-security could expose its power supply to attacks.
The smart grid has a new UK cheerleader. SmartGrid GB has been established to promote the consumer, environmental, and economic benefits expected from the accelerated deployment of smart grid infrastructure. The new organization says it is comprised of representatives from “across the energy sector, ICT companies, environmental organizations, government, regulators, and consumer groups.” SmartGrid GB was introduced at the Royal Academy of Engineering in London.