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Energy Systems Integration Events

July 2016

2016 EIA Energy Conference

July 11 - 12, 2016

  • Washington, DC

Dr. Bryan Hannegan will speak on renewable energy and the transmission grid at the 2016 EIA Energy Conference.

Security and Resilience of Grid Integration with Distributed Energy Resources: Lessons Learned and Future Outlook

July 13 - 14, 2016

The security and resilience of grid integration with distributed energy resources (DER) is becoming a high priority topic in the United States, largely driven by the increasing volume of new distributed generation (including renewable energy) and storage coming online at the transmission, distribution, and customer premises levels to meet state and federal Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) and satisfy customer demand for energy choices. The challenges with securing DER integration with the grid are based on the exponential proliferation of new cyber-attack surfaces, physical access to devices by potential hackers, and the ubiquitous use of the TCP/IP protocol for network communications, with several possible touch points with the malware ridden Public Internet. Several public and private sector groups are researching this topic from a technology, business process, and policy perspective. This workshop is an attempt to bring the key stakeholder groups across the United States to come together to discuss:

1. The lessons learned from ongoing R&D work in DER integration with the grid
2. The gaps that still exist in securing DER integration to the grid
3. Recommended next steps in R&D to fill the gaps (future outlook).

The workshop will also provide an opportunity for the different R&D working groups in this space to network with each other and explore closer collaboration to maximize the value derived from funds and research in grid and DER infrastructure across the nation. The stakeholder groups will include utilities, vendors, integrators, trade associations, standards specification groups, Standards Development Organizations, State, Federal and Local Government Agencies, academia, national and commercial labs, and individual subject matter experts.

Maps, directions and security requirements

  • Free
  • NREL-sponsored

View presentations from past seminars and workshops.