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Hackers threaten smart power grids

Europe is investing in power grids that save consumers money and easily handle surges from wind and solar sources — features  critical to curbing climate change and cutting the Continent’s reliance on coal.
But these electricity networks of the future also create big risks.
So-called smart grids and smart meters expose the power supply to cyber threats that could lead to power outages during the depths of winter or batter the components of the electricity system so badly that repairs take ages.
“Technology becomes your Achilles heel if you don’t do the right things,” said Nuno Medeiros, information systems officer at Portugal’s …read more

Source: POLITICO – Europe Edition

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