Can We Securely Communicate Wirelessly in Substations?
Presented By: Thomas Schwartz General Electrical Industrial Communications Senior Technical Application Engineer TechCon 2022 In the world of electric utilities, privately owned communication networks remain the vehicle of choice for interconnecting assets in the Field Area Network (FAN). Currently, thousands of utilities in the US are “managing multiple—sometimes more than a dozen—wireless networks in support […]
Securing Substation LANs with SDN and Functional Security Monitoring
Presented By: Steel McCreery and Lance Dice Omicron Electronics Canada Corp and Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories Inc. USA TechCon 2022 Since the first confirmed blackout caused by hackers in the Ukraine in 2016, the frequency and intensity of cyber-attacks targeting the power grid have increased. Substations represent a critical attack vector within the power grid and […]
Journey to Data Integration
As an asset manager, one is always looking for better ways to utilize the data they have to make better data-driven decisions.
On the Benefits of Robotics Applied to Hydro-Québec’s Power Grid Asset Management
The CIGRE conference paper compared methods derived from IEEE, IEC, and Reliability-based DGA and found that Reliability-based DGA performed the best at identifying transformers at risk of near-term failure.