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.

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Electrical Review will next month publish its 2015 Specification Guide.

The Electrical Review Annual Specification Guide is a publication aimed at electrical engineers, project managers, consultants, and electrical contractors. This specialist companion title from Electrical Review is a print and online resource and best practice guide to specifying electrical systems in buildings and industry, from plugs and sockets right through to HV substation installation and smart grids.

A plague of pylons
A terrifying army of “nude giant girls”. That is how the peerless poet Stephen Spender described the electricity pylons that went up right across Britain in the 1920s.

Now National Grid has erected the first of a new generation of pylons. And to be frank, they are every bit as visually awful. Although shorter than their predecessors, the white “T-pylons” resemble most of all cut-price ski-lift supports.

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