Overview: Why Enterprise Architecture is Key to Smart Grid Project Success

Presented by: Kay Stefferud, Neil Placer, and Brian Smith

Objective: Applying Enterprise Architecture to Smart Grid Projects


1.       Why Enterprise Architecture is key to smart grid success

2.       Introducing Architecture Frameworks including The Open Group Framework Architecture (TOGAF®)

3.       Smart Grid Architecture Models

4.       Step-By-Step Architecture Process

5.       Architecture Artifact Formatting Hints

Learning Goals:


1.       Understand enterprise architecture’s application to Smart Grid projects

2.       Understand basics of producing enterprise architectures


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Enterprise Architects, Solution Architects, Distribution Operations, Business Unit Heads, Program Managers


StefferudKay Stefferud, Director of Implementation Services with EnerNex, has over thirty-five years of experience in systems engineering, architecture development, program management, product development, renewable energy projects, commercial network devices, software applications, real-time sensor systems, situational awareness, and advanced energy resilient systems. Kay specializes in transitioning new technology from the R&D phase into innovative products and integrated systems.

PlacerNeil Placer, Director of Utility Services Consulting with EnerNex, has cross-cutting industry perspective, having worked for major corporations in both the solar energy and electric utility industries. Placer offers an in-depth understanding of the energy sector which spans several disciplines, including strategy development, research & analysis, and business management. He is a distributed energy resource (DER) specialist with demonstrated strategic and leadership capabilities to solve complex challenges and successfully shape organizational direction.

SmithBrian Smith, Principal Consultant with EnerNex, has over 29 years of experience in the electric utility field with an extensive background in industrial control systems cyber security, NERC CIP compliance, utility communications, utility automation systems, integration, networking, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), Energy Management Systems (EMS) and teleprotection applications.

Tags & Topics for This Webinar:

Enterprise Architecture; TOGAF; Cybersecurity; Use Cases


For any questions, please contact Phyllis Caputo at p.caputo@ieee.org.

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