Hacking water meters is easier than it should be

The smarter water meters become, the easier they’re getting to hack. Like many things in electronics, water meters become easier for hackers to break into and misuse when they are upgraded to include wireless and computer technology.

PG&E exec: Why the smart utility must evolve

As the grid gets smarter, it also gets more demanding of utilities, who will have to work overtime to catch up, according to Kevin Dasso, senior director of transmission and distribution at PG&E.

How microgrids will change the way we get energy from A to B

The movement toward a cleaner, more efficient electrical grid is underway. And while digital electricity meters seem to be at the forefront, a radically new concept of energy distribution is quietly taking shape: small, locally-generated power systems — otherwise known as microgrids.