News tagged with electricity distribution

Smart Grid Technology: Vulnerable To Hackers

(PhysOrg.com) -- Smart Grids are digitally based electricity distribution and transmission systems and test have shown that a hacker can break into the system resulting in a massive blackout.

Mar 23, 2009 weblog
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Ageing wooden power poles increase risk of fires

Research at RMIT University has proven conclusively that wooden poles used for electricity distribution deteriorate with age and that their electrical performance worsens over time.

Mar 13, 2012
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Getting the most out of home electricity

Large household appliances, such as refrigerators and washing machines, account for a huge amount of daily electricity consumption. An EU-funded project has developed a system to help you and your neighbours ...

Jul 05, 2013
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