First-of-its kind attack to hit a renewable energy provider. Also first cyber-attack to disconnect a US power grid operator from its power generation station. sPower, a Utah-based renewable energy provider, is in the unenvied posture of holding two unwanted titles.
First, the company is the first-ever US provider of solar and wind renewable energy to have been the victim of a cyber-attack. Second, the company is the first US power grid operator that is known to have lost connection with its power generation installations as a result of a cyberattack.
Revelations about the Utah company’s plight came to light following dogged reporting from E&E News; a news outlet focused on energy & environment professionals.