Fall Quarter: Introduction to Distributed Energy Resources in the Electric Grid

Date: Fall Quarter, Starting September 21, 2021 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 […]

Fall Quarter: Introduction to Cybersecurity in the Smart Energy Environment

Date: Fall Quarter, Starting September 21, 2021 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, […]

Fall Quarter: Implementation of SunSpec Modbus

Date: Fall Quarter, Starting September 21, 2021 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 for […]

SunSpec & Sandia DER Cybersecurity Webinar: Historical Public Key Infrastructure Failures

SunSpec & Sandia DER Cybersecurity Working Group WebinarDate: October 28th, 2021 Time: 9-10am Pacific     What can the energy sector learn from past failures of PKI? This talk will cover security compromises related to Public Key Infrastructure, with an emphasis on the 2011 breach of the Diginotar Certificate Authority and how it altered the landscape […]

Fall Quarter: DER Communication Installation Considerations

Date: Fall Quarter, Starting November 2, 2021 Course Number: ECE-40312 Credits: 1.00 unit(s) Related Certificate Programs: Communications Software Development for DER For questions related to this course visit sunspeccyberguardians.org or contact membership@sunspec.org.About the Course: With the passage of IEEE 1547-2018 as of 2021, nearly all Distributed Energy Resources, including solar PV, energy storage systems, and natural […]