energy data Tag

Ah, 2016 - the year of fake news, celebrity deaths and cyber attacks, namely to the electricity grids of several countries. The biggest story came out of the United States, where the Washington Post (falsely) reported that a Vermont utility had been infiltrated by Russian hackers. Should energy managers be concerned about cyber attacks like these? Embracing connectivity thanks to the IoT devices of Industry 4.0 also means exposing buildings to potential security vulnerabilities, a significant fear among facility managers. In this article we'll examine which energy data security issues facility managers should be aware of, and most importantly, how to protect against them.

It's almost 2017, and by now smart meters are probably flooding your utility with zetabytes of data. Fantastic, right? But wait - that data deluge is totally worthless if you don’t do anything with it! An open API for energy can help by maximising the value of the massive amounts of data collected by large energy services companies and utilities by exposing it to brilliant developers that want to experiment and create amazing and useful applications. Chances are you’ve heard the acronym API being thrown around left right and centre, but let's recap in case you don’t know what those letters actually mean...