Measure for measure

My many thousands of devoted readers will recall that, over the years, I have become increasingly sceptical about the overall cost of the government’s commitment to see 53 million so-called smart meters installed in British homes and businesses in the next five years. I can quite see the value of the exercise to the Big Six electricity companies, who will be able to dispense with both meter readers and telephone complaint operatives. Confident that all bills sent to consumers will henceforth already be completely accurate.

Electrical Review is launching a new reader survey and the team would be very grateful if you could take five minutes of your time to complete it.

We hope to discover your views on the electrical sector, its drivers and challenges, how you see the future of your business, which events you value.

Most of all, we want to know what you would like to see in Electrical Review in the future, which sections of the magazine you are most likely to read and your views on our website, supplements and e-newsletters.

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We look forward to receiving your responses!

Elinore Mackay

Editor

Security is mortal’s chiefest enemy

Is every single British electricity-generating company now employing cyber security experts?  I understand American power companies are now under constant, accelerating attack, either from on line troublemakers. Or (more often) from state-sponsored players like China and Iran.

An investigation by the magazine USA today found between 2011 and 2014, there were no less than 362 reports of physical and cyber attacks on electric utility companies. Indeed in 2013 alone some 161 cyber attacks on the energy sector were reported to the US Department of Homeland Security. That is five times higher than just a couple of years before.

The September issue of Electrical Review will feature a dedicated lighting supplement.

The supplement will cover topics including energy efficiency, LEDs, recycling, emergency lighting, building controls and, very importantly, legislation.

Don't miss the chance to access this information. The supplement will be available in print, as a digital issue and at www.electricalreview.co.uk. Please visit the website to register.

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