Having completed research for Navigant Research’s forthcoming report, Smart Grid Communications Security, I’m now into the writing and modeling phase.
As you might expect, the topic of IP-based communication came up a lot during the interviews. There is nothing approaching consensus about IP in Smart Grids, and everyone has an opinion.
Whenever I’m having trouble getting someone to talk, all I have to do is mention either IP or Linux, and then the floodgates open. Dirty trick, I know, but it works.
So what do people think about IP in smart grids? Well first, let me clarify that I mean all of smart grids. Not only smart metering, but transmission networks, substations, and distribution networks too. There appear to be three schools of thought:
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