Cyber standards for solar inverters, EV chargers on the way

Brandon How

New cybersecurity standards for solar inverters, battery storage and electric vehicle chargers are being developed by the federal government to improve the security of Australia’s energy supply, which is increasingly exposed to compromise.

Department of Climate Change, Energy, Environment and Water (DCCEEW) officials on Monday confirmed that a departmental team had been stood up to work with Standards Australia on the security issues facing distributed energy resource (DER) technologies.

DER technologies are defined by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency as “renewable energy units or systems that are commonly located at houses or businesses to provide them with power”.

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