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Articles In This Issue
North American Electric Reliability Corp. Critical Infrastructure Protection requirements and distributed packet-based applications are driving the need for flexible security solutions for electric utility infrastructure. A lack of vendor support for secure protocols is pushing application security requirements onto the network, and group encryption appears to be the most flexible and scalable solution for securing packet data.
Wind energy development requires careful evaluation of numerous factors. Before ground is ever broken, a typical owner invests many years into consideration of these basic elements of wind farm development. Perhaps no factor influences the long-term viability of a project more than selecting the optimal wind turbine technology.