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TECH 16 Jul 2018 | 9:17 AM

Power to the drones: utilities place bets on robots

Flying robots that can travel dozens of kilometres without stopping could be the next big thing for power companies.

TECH 30 Jan 2016 | 3:00 AM

US utilities worry about cyber cover after Ukraine grid attack

US utilities are looking hard at their cyber vulnerabilities and whether they can get insurance to cover what could be a multi-billion dollar loss after hackers cut electric power to more than 80,000 Ukrainians last month.

TECH 24 Jul 2018 | 3:09 AM

Russian hackers penetrated networks of US electric utilities: WSJ

Russian hackers gained access to the networks of US electric utilities last year, which could have allowed them to cause blackouts, according to federal government officials, who said the campaign is likely continuing, The Wall Street Journal reported on July 23.

TECH 17 Jul 2014 | 8:30 AM

"Smart" technology could make utilities more vulnerable to hackers

Last November, Felix Lindner came very close to shutting down the power supply of Ettlingen, a town of almost 40,000 people in the south of Germany.

TECH 14 May 2015 | 6:30 AM

Renewable energy vital for Internet lifestyles: Greenpeace

A Greenpeace report charged utilities with hampering efforts to use renewable energy to power data centers needed for services hosted in the cloud.

TECH 12 Mar 2018 | 9:17 AM

Artificial intelligence can make power firms more efficient: consultancy

Utilities can increase their efficiency by using more artificial intelligence (AI) technology, such as software to predict demand swings in the power grid or to control home appliances, consultancy Roland Berger said.

TECH 11 May 2017 | 10:00 PM

Accountants, have you accounted for AI?

According to Gartner, aspects of the legal, financial and even medical professions could be turned into utilities with companies and individuals paying for what they use -- just like heating and electricity bills.

TECH 26 May 2016 | 7:30 AM

German power firms to partner carmakers in electric future

German utilities are likely to partner with automakers to tap into a 1bil euro (RM4.56bil) government incentive scheme for electric cars.