Is a digital grid better?
- Jul 20, 2021 8:03 pm GMT
For well over a decade now, the dominant narrative has stressed the necessity to digitize our power grid. A smarter grid will facilitate the adoption of a diverse, renewable-heavy, energy portfolio that in turn will mitigate global warming. Gadgets like smart meters and smart thermostats will boost energy efficiency, saving customers money, making peak demand less demanding, and, again, cutting emissions.
Of course, even the most sanguine commentators have recognized the security risks associated with a digital grid. The more advanced the system, the larger the attack area is—it’s just common sense. However, with improved security systems in place to mitigate the risks, the benefits of a smarter grid would outway the negatives.
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