Grid modernization requires a new generation of field engineers, control-room operators and others that not only understand the technical complexities of intelligent communications systems, dynamic load management and renewables integration but also the larger policy and economic implications of these systems. To this end, we are offering seminars and short courses to both student and professional audiences.
In the spring of 2011, we launched a seminar series, bringing researchers from Sandia National Laboratories to the University of Vermont to speak on topics broadly related to the energy infrastructure.
Control System Cyber Security: Threats, Vulnerabilities and Safeguards
Bryan T. Richardson
Senior Member of Technical Staff, Sandia National Laboratories
Tuesday, Oct. 11, 4:00 pm
Jost Conference Room, Davis Center
Stability versus Complexity: Is the Smart Grid at a Tipping Point?
Brian Gaucher (Manager, IBM Smarter Energy Department)
Grid Security: Do You Know Who Your Insiders Are?
Bob Hutchinson (Manager, Information Security Sciences, Sandia National Laboratories)
- March 23
Smart Grid Challenges and Opportunities
Juan Torres (Manager, Energy Systems Analysis)
- March 29
Solar Energy and Our Electricity Future
Charles Hanley (Manager, Photovoltaics and Grid Integration)
- May 2
Climate Modeling and Its Relation to Energy Delivery
Robert Leland (Director, Computing Research; Director, Climate Security)
In July and August, 2011, Sandia and its educational partners (including the University of Vermont, the Vermont Law School and Norwich University) offered a series of short courses aimed at utilities' employees, engineers at energy-technology companies, policy analysts, graduate students and anyone else interested in power systems on the following topics: