Researchers Develop Algorithms to Defend Smart Grid

The U.S. Department of Energy is moving to a “smart grid” model This new energy system will use digital technology to communicate and transfer energy in a more thoughtful way. The downside is that opening additional access points make the grid vulnerable to both accidental and malicious power failure. It’s possible for hackers to send false information to mislead grid operators, influencing the decisions they make about how to manage the network of electricity. One approach for securing the grid from potential cyberattacks uses game and control theory.

Pilot Run of Thailand Smart Grid Project

The Faculty of Engineering at Chulalongkorn University is a beta-site for their Smart Grid project to better understand and demonstrate the use of electricity and energy in Thailand. The project was prompted by the uncertainty of energy supplies.