Smart Meters; IT vs OT – confused yet?

Jul 13, 2021

Smart Meters; IT vs OT – confused yet?

I don’t think we need to explain what a smart meter is, and we are all pretty aware of IT in our modern lives, but what about OT?Operational Technology are the systems which moni...

Securing a “Cost Optimized” Smart Grid

Jun 29, 2021

Securing a “Cost Optimized” Smart Grid

There is the old saying………. You get what you pay for.There are always options available to pay less for something. I am sure we have all paid less, thought we were getting ...

Cyber-security Concerns, OSGP

Jun 17, 2021

Cyber-security Concerns, OSGP

Recently, the OSGP published an excellent survey on the types of concerns the energy distribution community had regarding cyber-security threats and risks: CYBER-SECURITY-CONC...

OSGP vs. Solar Inverters

Jun 10, 2021 Spanish Version

OSGP vs. Solar Inverters

We are often asked why NES is so committed to OSGP. We have always been convinced that communications reliability and security will be the differentiators for a successful sma...

Smart Grid, Does One Size Fit All? The LATAM Perspective

Jun 01, 2021 Spanish Version

Smart Grid, Does One Size Fit All? The LATAM Perspective

Smart Grid is going global. Despite COVID-19, the world is maintaining its focus on energy sustainability and fair access to energy by all. Smart Grid programmes are continuing whe...

Are Solar Panels Just Complicating Things in the Grid?

May 25, 2021 Spanish Version

Are Solar Panels Just Complicating Things in the Grid?

Of course, we need to invest in renewable and more carbon neutral sources of energy, and domestic and small business deployments of solar panels are a key part of that.It can, howe...

Gaining Visibility of the Low Voltage Grid

Apr 26, 2021

Gaining Visibility of the Low Voltage Grid

With the publicity on business analytics, big data and AI, one is sometimes left wondering if there is anywhere where these innovative uses of technology can’t enrich our lives. ...

Why Use Smart Meters – Survey Results

Mar 11, 2021

Why Use Smart Meters – Survey Results

In March 2021 NES completed a very interesting poll,  asking why energy providers use smart meters. The results were:> Load Conservation, 15%> Loss Reduction, 38%> Re...