Cyber security, power systems, and recent smart grid innovations are among the topics to be covered when The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga hosts its second annual Smart Grid Workshop on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at the UTC University Center Auditorium. This event is free and open to all; register by Sept. 29.
Registration is free at http://blog.utc.edu/electricalengineering/2012/08/16/2nd-utc-smart-grid-workshop-2012-usw-2012/ or e-mail at Sherri Crawford at Sherri-Crawford@utc.edu .
The workshop is sponsored by EPB, TVA, and SEL.
In his keynote address, Dr. Parag Pruthi, founder, chairman and CEO, NIKSUN Inc., will discuss cyber security in an unsecured world. The conference will also feature talks from Chattanooga Mayor Ron Littlefield and Jim Glass, Manager of Smart Grid Development at EPB.
A presentation from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. will cover the recent trends and innovations in smart grid technology. This presentation is specifically designed for technical managers to provide comprehensive knowledge on current utility trends. A buffet lunch will be provided.
An education session from 1:30-3 p.m. will present the latest innovations in smart generation, transmission, distribution, and consumption. It will also focus on the role of ICT in Smart Grid new applications.
A panel discussion, “Has Smart Grid been a Smart or Dumb Investment So Far?” will be moderated by Dr. Raziq Yaqub from the UTC Department of Electric Engineering from 3:30-5 p.m. Representatives from EPB and TVA will speak at this presentation.
Attendance at this event will earn participants six Continuing Education Credits (CEUS).