University of Vermont

Vermont-Sandia Partnership

Fall Seminars

Bryan T. Richardson, Sandia
Bryan T. Richardson, Sandia Control System Cyber Security: Threats, Vulnerabilities and Safeguards

Tuesday, Oct. 11, 4:00 pm
Jost Conference Room, Davis Center

What is the Smart Grid?

The state of Vermont has emerged as a leader in energy innovation, with coordinated efforts underway in the areas of energy efficiency, the integration and development of renewable energy sources and the deployment of smart grid technologies.

More than any other state in the nation, Vermont has forged effective partnerships among its policymakers, educational institutions, non-profit organizations, privately owned companies and citizen groups, leveraging their expertise and collective willpower to spur energy innovation statewide.

These efforts reflect growing partnerships statewide and a deep commitment to energy sustainability. Vermont's efforts have been further strengthened by grants from the U.S. Department of Energy to support a utilities-led smart-grid effort called eEnergy Vermont and also a partnership with Sandia National Laboratories to help create the Nation's first statewide 21st-century energy infrastructure.

This partnership combines Sandia's deep technical expertise in energy delivery systems, including the integration of renewables into the grid, with Vermont's commitment to sustainable energy and its multiple-sector collaboration.

Specifically, the Sandia-Vermont partnership was created to: enhance multidisciplinary education and workforce development appropriate for a smart electricity infrastructure sector; promote research collaborations with the University of Vermont to further smart grid deployment; and form liaisons with private and public stakeholders to encourage information sharing, technology transfer and job growth in the electric power sector.

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