Tendencias en RI

Future of Energy

The way we consume, generate and transmit power is changing rapidly - as shown by solar providing record levels of power over the past weekend and the UK recently going three days without any coal generation. The future energy market will be unrecognisable from the one we have known

https://www.energy-uk.org.uk/press-releases/412-2018/6646-creating-a-consumer-centric-future-of-energy.html

https://www.energy-uk.org.uk/publication.html?task=file.download&id=6645

NYISO 2018 Power Trends Report

Power Trends examines a number of forces and factors that are transforming the grid, including changing energy usage and moderating demand, and the economic and policy decisions affecting the expansion and contraction of power generation resources. With grid operations becoming increasingly complex, the report also looks at the need for greater resiliency and flexibility, and the influence of public policy goals on the grid and markets of the future.

“New technologies are pushing the boundaries of what consumers expect from the grid, while the growth of renewable and distributed energy resources is changing the dynamics of energy consumption and production,” said NYISO President and CEO Brad Jones.

https://home.nyiso.com/press/press-release-nyiso-2018-power-trends-report/

https://home.nyiso.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/2018-Power-Trends_050318.pdf

Informe de Amenazas CCN-CERT IA-10/18 Dispositivos y Comunicaciones móviles

El documento recoge un decálogo para un uso seguro de este tipo de dispositivos, entre cuyas medidas se encuentra un código de acceso robusto, el uso de cifrado, la actualización permanente de su sistema operativo y aplicaciones y la realización de copias de seguridad periódicas.
El CCN-CERT publica este Informe como Anexo del Informe Anual de Ciberamenazas 2017 y Tendencias 2018, próximo a publicarse, y en él se detallan los ataques más significativos observados hasta la fecha, así como las vulnerabilidades detectadas.

https://www.ccn-cert.cni.es/seguridad-al-dia/comunicados-ccn-cert/6237-los-dispositivos-moviles-representan-uno-de-los-principales-objetivos-de-las-ciberamenazas.html

https://www.ccn-cert.cni.es/informes/informes-ccn-cert-publicos/2826-ccn-cert-ia-10-18-informe-ciberamenazas-2017-y-tendencias-2018-dispositivos-moviles-dispositivos-y-comunicaciones-moviles/file.html

Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain: Europe and Central Asia Economic Update

With growth in Europe and Central Asia likely at its peak, this report addresses two major questions: How well is the region prepared for an expected slowdown? And how well has the economic upswing been used to adjust to the digital revolution? This report focuses on cryptocurrency and blockchain activities in the region.

http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/press-release/2018/05/08/countries-in-europe-and-central-asia-can-provide-better-opportunities-and-services-for-citizens-by-leveraging-blockchain-technologies

https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/bitstream/handle/10986/29763/9781464812996.pdf

Concept for SF6-free transmission and distribution of electrical energy

The study finds that alternative solutions are available on the market in medium voltage, while high voltage requires further development. Tapping into additional reduction potentials will also require a reliable regulatory framework to provide industry with sufficient planning security. In 2020, the European Commission will review the regulatory framework for specific substances (F-gases) in electrical equipment. Currently, the F-gas sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) is of central importance for a significant share of electrical equipment - especially switchgear - in the European power system. Next to many technical advantages, though, SF6 is the strongest greenhouse gas known and therefore relevant to climate policy.

https://www.ecofys.com/en/news/ecofys-a-navigant-company-investigated-options-for-a-sf6-free-european-elec/

https://www.umweltbundesamt.de/sites/default/files/medien/2503/dokumente/final-report-sf6_en.pdf