The fourth version of NIST's Framework and Roadmap for Smart Grid Interoperability Standards is under development and will include a deep investigation of the types and structure of communications necessary for a variety of grid operations scenarios and their relationship to grid cybersecurity and economics. This workshop will be NIST’s first to focus on smart grid cybersecurity.
The workshop’s purpose is to get stakeholder input to help shape NIST’s characterization of smart grid cybersecurity risks, solutions, and gaps. These conversations will revolve around four key topics:
- The role of interoperability in grid modernization;
- Cybersecurity risk profiles for smart grids and services;
- Securing novel communications methodologies; and
- Learning from other industries.
Workshop attendees will provide direct feedback on the state of grid cybersecurity, as well as on NIST research. Participants include speakers from the following organizations:
- Avista Utilities
- BlackRidge Technology
- District of Columbia Public Service Commission
- Duke Energy
- Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
- National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
- National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA)
- Open Energy Solutions
- U.S. Department of Energy
- Xcel Energy
A more detailed agenda and logistical information are posted below. Registration is free and open to the public, but is required. Pre-read material will be posted before the workshop.
Limited travel stipends are available through NARUC for commissioners and commission staff. Please e-mail Kerry Worthington at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire further.
- Draft update to NIST’s Smart Grid Conceptual Model
- Draft introduction of a smart grid ontology
- Draft description of a smart grid cybersecurity risk profile
- Draft assessment of smart grid interface categories
- Draft overview of publish/subscribe communications