Winter Quarter: Implementation of SunSpec Modbus

Date: Winter Quarter, Starting January 4, 2021 Course Number: ECE-40305 Credit: 3.00 unit(s) For questions related to this course visit cyberguardians.sunspec.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 in-plant, component-level, monitoring and control. In May of 2020, IEEE […]

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

DateWinter Quarter, Starting January 4, 2021 LocationOnline 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 use renewable energy sources such as solar photovoltaic. Important standards and regulation, like IEEE 1547-2018 at the federal level or California […]

Winter Quarter: Introduction to Cybersecurity in the Smart Energy Environment

DateWinter Quarter, Starting January 4, 2021 LocationOnline With increasing number of IoT devices being connected to the Internet, cybersecurity has become a vital requirement for the safe, reliable, and secure operation of those devices. Cybersecurity is especially important for a Smart Energy DER device as it is connected to the critical electric grid infrastructure. Understanding […]

Winter Quarter: Secure Communication Networking for Distributed Energy Resources

Date Winter Quarter, Starting January 4, 2021 Location Online This online, nine-week course is intended to provide current and future engineers working in the distributed energy industry with the information they need to design products that incorporate secure communication networking and deploy networks that incorporate these products. The course will also cover considerations associated with […]

Winter Quarter: System Cybersecurity for IEEE 2030.5 Networks

Date: Winter Quarter, Starting January 12, 2021 Course Number: ECE-40304 Credit: 1.00 unit(s) For questions related to this course visit cyberguardians.sunspec.org or contact membership@sunspec.org. To apply for veteran's education benefits through UC San Diego Extension, click here!Course Description: As society’s demand for energy switches from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources such as solar and wind, the location […]

Winter Quarter: Data Communication Solutions for PV Module Rapid Shutdown Requirements

Date: Winter Quarter, Starting February 9, 2021 Course Number: ECE-40305 Credit: 1.00 unit(s) For questions related to this course visit cyberguardians.sunspec.org or contact membership@sunspec.org.Course Description: California's law requiring solar PV on every new residential structure, rooftop solar PV, often paired with energy storage, will soon be ubiquitous in the United States. Recognizing this trend and its potential impact […]