Live Webinar Events

The Smart Grid describes a next-generation electrical power system that is typified by the increased use of communications and information technology in the generation, delivery, and consumption of electrical energy worldwide.

IEEE Smart Grid hosts a series of complimentary webinars on varying aspects of global grid modernization.  

Cyber Security Roadmap for a More Resilient Electric Sector
Presented by: Galen Rasche
Thursday, February 28th, 2019 11:00AM ET 
Cyber security has become a critical priority for electric utilities across the power delivery, fossil generation, and nuclear power sectors. The evolving electric grid is increasingly dependent on information technology and telecommunications infrastructures to ensure its reliable operation. As generation plants are being required to adapt to the complex demands of an ever increasingly competitive marketplace, each power generation site is deploying more digital Instrumentation and Control assets from a variety of vendors.  This presentation provides an overview of key cyber security objectives for the industry, research gaps, and suggested next steps to meet these challenges and improve the security and resiliency of the electric sector.Read more. 
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Outthink Severe Weather by Exploring AI-Infused Outage Management Solutions 
Presented by: Rob D'Arienzo
Thursday, March 14th, 2019 1:00PM ET 
More extreme and frequent weather events, aging infrastructure, and poor vegetation applications have caused a sharp increase in utility power outages over the last few decades. This webinar talks about advanced analytics and how machine learning techniques can create a number of powerful outage management solutions including vegetation management, outage prediction, and resource optimization. When effectively developed and deployed, these solutions can significantly improve grid reliability, storm response efforts, and customer satisfaction for utilities.  Read more. 
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GPS Spoofing Detection for PMUs Using a Hybrid Network
Presented by: Grace Gao, Sriramya Bhamidipati, & Tara Yasmin Mina  
Thursday, March 28, 2019 11:00AM ET 
In the future Smart Grid, Phasor Measurement Units (PMUs) will monitor the power grid state in real-time by synchronizing measurements across the network using GPS. However, because civilian GPS is unencrypted, PMUs are susceptible to spoofing. This webinar presents a spoofing detection algorithm using a wide-area, hybrid communication architecture: Each PMU securely transmits conditioned signal fragments containing the military P(Y) signal, which serves as an encrypted signature in the background of all authentic GPS signals. This signature is then verified amongst several, distant receivers, strategically picked with a subset selection algorithm. The algorithm has been demonstrated to successfully evaluates the authenticity of a widely dispersed receiver network, using real- world data recorded during a government-sponsored, live-sky spoofing event. Read more. 
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