Tag Archives: Smart Grid

‘Smart’ Meters Being Deployed without Transparency or Necessary Public Debate

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions I have discovered several recently published articles and studies that provide profound insight on how the “smart grid” is envisioned to affect the consumer by those developing it and how substantial social implications of smart … Continue reading

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Federal Government Wants a Smart Meter “on EVERY home and business in the country.”

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today posted an article at energy.gov, entitled, “An Explainer: How ‘Grid Modernization’ Could Improve Your Life.”  The article states: “With funding from the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, DOE … Continue reading

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‘Smart’ Meters Represent Industrial Profiteering and Government Sanctioned Surveillance, According to Study

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions In an article from December 31st, I wrote that ‘Smart’ Meters Generate a ‘Gold Mine of Data’ for Utilities and that they provide a ‘gateway’ to the home. To better understand the full nature of this … Continue reading

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Smart Meters: ‘Easy Targets’ for Hackers and ‘Malicious Network Traffic’ within the Electric Grid, Reveals Latest Research Study

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions Within the last few months, there have been Congressional testimonies by expert witnesses further revealing that utility ‘smart’ meters increase the vulnerability of our electric grid to cyber attacks.  These testimonies do not generally make … Continue reading

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From India: Smart Meter Cyber Attacks ‘Could Bring the Country Down to its Knees’

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions The installation of ‘smart’ meters under India’s National Smart Grid Mission could pose a serious threat to the country’s critical infrastructure, one of India’s leading experts in cyber security has said. According to Sachin Burman, … Continue reading

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GAO: Hacking ‘smart’ meters can disrupt the electricity grid and FERC not monitoring compliance with ‘voluntary’ standards

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions On October 21, 2015, Gregory C. Wilshusen, U. S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), Director for Information Security Issues, presented Congressional testimony to the Subcommittees on Energy and Research and Technology, Committee on Science, Space, and … Continue reading

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Congressional Testimony: ‘Smart’ meters have a life of 5 to 7 years.

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions Introduction Testimony was provided last week (October 21, 2015) at a Congressional hearing regarding “cybersecurity for power systems.”  A surprising admission was provided by one of the expert witnesses that I will discuss here in … Continue reading

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Universal Deployment of Smart Meters May Be Unnecessary in New York to Support REV Mandates

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions  Introduction In June we reported that Smart Meters May Not Be Part of New York’s Electric Grid Vision and that: “The groups that are party to New York’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) program are still … Continue reading

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Smart Meters Not Necessary to Modernize the Electric Grid Says a Major U.S. Utility

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions  On July 30, 2015, the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission issued an ‘order of notice’ commencing an investigation into grid modernization in New Hampshire.  In response to that order, Eversource Energy (formerly known as Northeast … Continue reading

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“The consequences of deploying bad stuff [smart meters] are dire.”

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions  This past week there was a meeting of BlackHat USA 2015 in Las Vegas, where InfoSec professionals met.  As part of a blog article written about this meeting, there was the following updated entry by … Continue reading

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