Introduction to Distributed Energy Resources in the Electric Grid

Date: Winter Quarter, Starting January 11, 2022 Course Number: ECE-40300 Credits: 3.00 unit(s) Related Certificate Programs:Power Systems Engineering For questions related to this course visit sunspeccyberguardians.org or contact membership@sunspec.org.About the Course: The Nation's electric energy generation sources are rapidly transitioning from large central generation plants that burn fossil fuels to distributed generation systems (often located on rooftops) that […]

Introduction to Cybersecurity in the Smart Energy Environment

Date: Winter Quarter, Starting January 11, 2022 Course Number: ECE-40299 Credits: 3.00 unit(s) Related Certificate Programs:Power Systems Engineering Communications Software Development for DER For questions related to this course visit sunspeccyberguardians.org or contact membership@sunspec.org.About the Course: With an increasing number of IoT devices being connected to the Internet, cybersecurity has become a vital requirement for the safe, reliable, […]

Implementation of SunSpec Modbus

Date: Winter Quarter, Starting January 11, 2022 Course Number: ECE-40305 Credit: 3.00 unit(s) Related Certificate Programs: Communications Software Development for DER For questions related to this course visit sunspeccyberguardians.org or contact membership@sunspec.org. Course Description: SunSpec Modbus™ is a set of data models and a communication protocol that is used in electric energy generation and storage applications […]

DER Communication Installation Considerations

Date: Winter Quarter, Starting February 8th, 2022 Course Number: ECE-40312 Credits: 1.00 unit(s) Related Certificate Programs: Communications Software Development for Distributed Energy Resources For questions related to this course visit sunspeccyberguardians.org or contact membership@sunspec.org.About the Course: With the passage of IEEE 1547-2018, as of 2021 nearly all Distributed Energy Resources, including solar PV, energy storage […]

SunSpec & Sandia DER Cybersecurity Webinar: Solar Inverter Risks and Defenses from Power Electronics Hardware Attacks

Date: February 24, 2022 Time: 9AM-10AM PacificIn this webinar, we will cover "Solar Inverter Risks and Defenses from Power Electronics Hardware Attacks". Guest speaker and Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Arkansas, Professor H. Alan Mantooth, will address the following points: Describe our multi-faceted inverter cybersecurity approach Describe our reference controller architecture to support […]