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A Smart Grid Reference Library

June 24, 2014

Whether you're new to the smart grid concept, a developer looking for technical documentation, or involved in any aspect of planning for the grid, there is now a central online resource for information on all things "smart grid". The Smart Grid Information Clearinghouse (SGIC) will officially go live in Fall 2010, but for the time being it's available publicly in beta form:

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Understanding EAX' Smart Grid Security

June 24, 2014

Much of the latest smart grid and AMI technology relies on the open ANSI C12.22/IEEE1703 standard for the transport of meter data over networks. And this specification relies on a security mechanism called EAX', a modification of the EAX mode cryptography scheme.

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New Smart Grid Security Draft Released

June 24, 2014

The Advanced Metering Infrastructure Security (AMI-SEC) Task Force has released the second draft of the Security Profile for Advanced Metering Infrastructure for public download. Available in PDF format, the document provides guidance for implementing security within a number of smart grid functionalities--including home area network interfaces and meter data management systems--to organizations that are currently developing AMI solutions.

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HP: Smart Meter Rollouts Need More Security

June 24, 2014

Under Obama's American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, states have a limited window of time during which to invest their stimulus budgets into projects which will improve energy efficiency and make energy infrastructure more sustainable. To maximize their use of stimulus funds, states are quickly investing in smart grid technologies, a demand that tech innovator Hewlett Packard is eager to satisfy.

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House Votes to Secure Energy Grid

June 24, 2014

In a unanimous vote before the House Energy and Commerce Committee, legislators have passed the Grid Reliability and Infrastructure Defense (GRID) Act as a preemptive measure against cyber-terrorist attacks. Beginning with an analysis of potential weaknesses, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is charged with the task of securing the United States' energy systems.

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