Comment Neelie (Kroes)
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[...] The areas you are looking at today are a case in point. Take smart grids. For example "smart electricity meters" can incorporate computing and communication ability. These technologies can inform and empower consumers, integrate small-scale renewable energy better to the grid, and better manage electricity supply. But, on the other hand, those features increase the risk and consequences of attack. With every household potentially a weak link, we would also make our system of power generation and distribution more vulnerable.