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The challenge of cyber security in the energy industry

The energy industry is going through some momentous changes, including a process of rapid digitalisation reflected in the growing number of devices on the ‘smart grid’ and an increase in the number of ‘prosumers’ able to import and export their own electricity to the grid.

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Protecting against cyber crime – small steps, big challenge

The internet has transformed modern life in the UK; changing the pace of businesses and their interactions and relationships with their customers. Cyber crime continues to be a sophisticated and growing threat to businesses and individuals across the UK. It undermines confidence in our communications technology and our country’s ability to do business, by disrupting the systems which are essential to our economy.

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What now, as the Rough gas storage facility closes?

This week Centrica announced that it was to close its Rough Gas Storage facility, GB’s only seasonal gas storage facility. It began operations in 1985 and the wells and facilities have reached the end of their design life, following problems in recent years and extensive testing Centrica has decided that it cannot safely return the assets to injection and storage operations.

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Pride in Energy, another step forward for diversity in the industry

For many years the energy industry has been one of a number considered to have a diversity problem. Extensive work has already been done to address this from different angles; Energy UK’s Young Energy Professionals Forum is providing a platform to narrow the age gap across the industry and the Powerful Women network has become an influential and well-supported cross-industry network advancing the work of our women leaders. Energy UK is also looking to set up an HR Leader’s Forum which can drive this positive change across all of the equality movements. 

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Reflecting on my first 6 months at Energy UK

After six months working at Energy UK, it has already become very easy to forget what is considered ‘common knowledge’ and even more difficult to distinguish what information has been absorbed purely over the last six months. You almost become complacent about the level of what you now think of as basic or background knowledge, and realise how differently you regarded the energy industry, if at all, before being immersed in it five days a week. 

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