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Energy Systems Integration Events

May 2016

Webinar: Industry Outreach Effort for the OE CEDS Roadmap Initiative & Cybersecurity in Connected Homes and Buildings

May 31, 2016, 1:30 PM

  • Webcast

Industry Outreach Effort for the OE CEDS Roadmap Initiative

The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Electricity (OE) Cybersecurity for Energy Delivery Systems (CEDS) program is working in partnership with the energy sector to advance the vision of resilient energy delivery systems that are designed, installed, operated, and maintained to survive a cyber incident while sustaining critical functions. This brief presentation will describe how the program aligns with the energy sector’s 2011 Roadmap to Achieve Energy Delivery Systems Cybersecurity strategy and milestones (

Cybersecurity in Connected Homes and Buildings

The Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA) will share the key findings from a landmark research project undertaken by Frost & Sullivan on behalf of CABA with regard to connected home cybersecurity, as well as Frost & Sullivan's insights on cybersecurity implications for smart buildings. Given that cybersecurity vulnerabilities are already present within the connected home and in the smart building these research findings will highlight the implications of this disruptive trend on end customers, vendors and their value proposition, and, ultimately, the business ecosystem of the connected home and smart building.

  • Open to the Public
  • Free
  • NREL-sponsored

June 2016

U.S. Department of Energy Grid Modernization Workshops Southwest Region

June 7 - 8, 2016

  • Stanford, CA

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is convening six regional workshops across the country as part of its Grid Modernization Initiative. The Southwest Region workshop will be held at Paul Brest Hall at Stanford University in Stanford, CA, on June 7 and 8.

The objective of the workshops is to solicit stakeholder input on DOE’s grid-related research and demonstration strategy and the grid-related technical challenges of emerging policy issues confronting the region and the nation as a whole. The workshops will have both technology sessions and regional sessions.

  • Free

NREL Postdoc Networking Day

June 14, 2016, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

  • Golden, CO

RSVP by April 1 for an opportunity to network with NREL's postdoctoral researchers, learn about partnering with NREL, and tour the Energy Systems Integration Facility.

Maps, directions and security requirements

  • Free
  • NREL-sponsored

July 2016

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

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