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Meetings & Events

OE provides information on an ongoing basis about meetings and events of interest to people involved in issues related to grid modernization, energy assurance, and electricity policy. Listed below are upcoming meetings and events in chronological order. Information is also available about past events and conferences.

  • PSERC Webinar: Cyber-physical Interactions and Power Grid Reliability - November 22, 2016 , 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET - Legacy protection systems with hardwired architecture are being gradually replaced by computer and communication networks consisting of multi-functional and smart Intelligent Electronic Devices (IEDs). The enhanced use of cyber technologies will provide more flexibility but also increase complexity increasing the risk of wide spread outages. With the increasing penetration of these technologies, one issue is cybersecurity where deliberate attacks can cause widespread outages or other dysfunctions. The other issue is impact of inherent malfunctions and failures in the cyber on the power grid. This talk will focus on the latter. The state of art of the power system reliability methodologies will be reviewed indicating the need for including cyber-physical interactions in the grid reliability evaluation. A systematic methodology for considering the effect of cyber malfunctions on the power system reliability will be explored and future research issues will be indicated. The need for data and information for conducting such analysis will be discussed.. Part of a series of webinars from PSERC based on past and ongoing research with funding provided by OE.