Building the Digital Grid: Trends, Best Practices, Challenges and Lessons Learned in Interoperable and Secure Power Grid Management

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Recording of Wednesday, June 19, 2024 | The smarter E Europe Conferences 2024 | Conference Program | Language: English | Duration: 7:41 .

"CTO of SMPnet Discusses Challenges and Best Practices for Building Digital Power Grids, Emphasizing Interoperability, Cybersecurity, and Continuous Learning"

Dimitrios, the CTO and co-founder of SMPnet, introduces his company's grid management software aimed at utility companies in the UK, Spain, and Greece. He discusses the complexity of power grids which incorporate numerous elements like physical infrastructure, various protocols, digital substations, and more. The ideal digital grid seamlessly coordinates these components to exchange data in real-time but faces significant challenges such as data quality management, investment needs for infrastructure development (both physical and digital), interoperability issues with new software layers requiring extensive training for personnel alongside cybersecurity concerns. He emphasizes that achieving interoperability and cybersecurity is an ongoing process involving constant updates. Best practices include avoiding ad hoc methods for data exchanges in favor of industry-approved protocols like the common information model when deploying digital twins. Cybersecurity measures must be continually enhanced using technologies like two-factor authentication while keeping systems up-to-date. Vendor-agnostic solutions are vital for enhancing interoperability across devices and environments; concurrently identifying and minimizing cyber threats helps manage risks effectively through automated incident response plans. Collaboration within the technology community fosters education on best practices ensuring scalability via flexible architectures that accommodate future functionalities. Emphasizing human capital development through academies ensures both newcomers' rapid learning along with existing employees' skill enhancement in emerging tools. Frameworks such as NIST's Zero Trust Architecture offer operational segmentation guidelines; AWS’s Well-Architected Framework provides pillars covering operations including cybersecurity aspects while ISO 27001 offers organizational-level provisions emphasizing cybersecurity education regulations ensure market transparency introducing promising incident response mechanisms advocating maximal software adoption towards building a robust digital grid concludes Dimitrios’ presentation acknowledging continuous improvement necessity thanking attendees reiterating criticality embracing continual technological evolution during transition journey aiding holistic growth strategies thus summarizing insights shared encapsulating vision aspirations articulately aforementioned salient points adeptly elucidated encapsulated embodying essence discourse delivered comprehensively reflecting overarching ethos encompassing successful deployment paradigms exemplifying commitment fostering sustained 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Dr. Dimitrios Tzelepis
CTO Co-Founder
United Kingdom

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