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For Utilities, Security is the New Safety

A report released by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine warned, based upon the interconnectedness of our information networks, that the country’s electricity system and associated infrastructure remains vulnerable to cyberattacks with a significant potential for widespread system outages, despite any agency or company’s best efforts.

A No Regrets Approach to ADMS

Look anywhere today in the world of utility systems and you will see a variety of technology marketed toward the advancement of grid management and control techniques. If you talk to most utilities, you will likely find a team thinking about an Advanced Distribution Management System (ADMS). Whether it be the technology examination for applicability to the organization, or a full implementation, it is difficult to find a utility where ADMS is not on the tip of their tongues.

The State of Analytics in the Utility Sector

There is nary a day that passes that the risk of, or worse yet the perpetration of, a cyber-attack doesn’t play out across the headlines. It is no surprise then that the recently released 2018 BRIDGE IndexTM Survey on Grid Security revealed that utility operations professionals across IT and OT rated the changing cybersecurity threat landscape as having the biggest impact on operations.

Utilities Increasingly Concerned About Security Threats Need to Outthink the Enemy

There is nary a day that passes that the risk of, or worse yet the perpetration of, a cyber-attack doesn’t play out across the headlines. It is no surprise then that the recently released 2018 BRIDGE IndexTM Survey on Grid Security revealed that utility operations professionals across IT and OT rated the changing cybersecurity threat landscape as having the biggest impact on operations.

BRIDGE CEO van Nispen Urges Industry to Get ‘Holistic’

July 25, 2018 | Smart Grid Today 

The smart grid industry is still in the early stages of utilities realizing the kinds of opportunities that are available to them in using smart grid technology and gaining access to the data it can deliver, Hugo van Nispen told us recently in an interview for the Smart Grid Today audio program. He is CEO of Bridge Energy Group, a consultancy and technology integrator that helps utilities choose and deploy smart grid.

Avoid the Next Cybersecurity Catastrophe by Keeping the Supply Chain Safe

The atmosphere of concern around the security of our grid is inarguably growing. As an industry, we are increasingly aware of advances in the development of malware targeted at our SCADA / EMS and other Industrial Control Systems (ICS).  With the stakes so high, it is not surprising that FERC (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission) is now seeking to impose regulations on the supply chain in an effort to further protect consumers from the disastrous consequences of a compromised grid.

Unifying through Destruction: Breaking down Silos within Utilities

Driven by the ubiquitous adoption of the smart phone, the term “connected” has become increasingly pervasive in our culture. It describes not only how we view ourselves in our home, work and social relationships, but our expectations for others, businesses and even the very ‘things’ that touch our world. Utilities are no exception this shifting paradigm, and perhaps as the very entity powering this new connected world, the expectations are higher. Continue reading.

Navigating the Utility Digital Transformation

February 18, 2018 | Sandy Simon The Digitization of utility operations has been evolving at an accelerating pace over the last decade. Many utilities saw this trend developing, and one […]

PowerForward Ohio

National and state energy leaders will convene in Columbus, Ohio March 6th-8th to discuss the electric distribution system of the future and how state policy can facilitate grid enhancements that […]

Keeping Supply Chain Safe

BRIDGE Energy Group’s Richard Jones, who leads our Center of Excellence on Security, will present at Western Energy Institute’s (WEI) Annual Customer & Corporate Symposium on Friday, March 9th, 2018.  […]

DistribuTECH 2018 – Transforming Power

Dan Brancaccio, Principal Consultant at BRIDGE Energy Group joins Eric Anderson, Manager, Distribution SCADA/FLISR at PG&E as a guest speaker for “Optimizing the Benefits of FLISR with a Near-Real Time Management Dashboard”

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