Designing for the Smart Grid at the Smart Grid Electronics Forum
Communications, protection from lightning, accurate power measurements, security considerations and designing for tomorrow’s smart home were among the many topics discussed in detail at the Smart Grid Electronics Forum. Speakers represented a broad array of organizations including Boeing, Semitech Semiconductor, Phoenix Contact, ADD Semiconductor, Intel and Pulse Engineering.
In the opening session, Boeing’s Ron Sackman discussed the "High Assurance Smart Grid: Smart Grid Control Systems Communications Architecture." He concluded that high-assurance smart grid solutions require the best possible security and reliability, achieved by integrating utility applications and control systems with cyber and physical security solutions and with power and aerospace control systems engineering.