Having the wind at your back is definitely a good thing, but harnessing the energy of wind to lower your energy costs is a great thing.
That’s exactly what One Energy does. Fortune 500 corporations, including Ball and Whirlpool, trust One Energy’s Wind for Industry® solutions to deliver energy cost savings while improving sustainability. The company’s management team has installed more than 1,000 utility-scale wind turbines, and has managed more than $1 billion in construction assets for some of the largest utility-scale wind projects in the world.
One Energy prides itself on making a wind project as simple as possible while minimizing risk, ensuring that projects are fully auditable, and reducing customers’ time and resource commitments. With a corporate mandate to “challenge everything” as it designs, delivers, and operates energy projects, One Energy is on the forefront of protecting critical infrastructure against cyberthreats. “We run very public and high-profile wind projects. I can’t think of a more attractive target for a potential hacker or intruder attempting to harm us or our customers,” says Jereme Kent, founder and general manager at One Energy.
Wind turbines are remotely controlled through supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, but SCADA, which was designed long before Internet access was commonplace, lacks modern security measures. To protect its wind projects while allowing its engineers to remotely manage the turbines, One Energy needed to find a way to apply a contemporary security solution to SCADA systems.