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Utility Supercluster – Smart Cities
March 25, 2021 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am PDT
The United States identifies 16 critical infrastructure sectors whose assets, systems, and networks, whether physical or virtual, are considered so vital that their incapacitation or destruction would have a debilitating effect on security, national economic security, national public health or safety, or any combination thereof.
The Energy Sector is, arguably, the most critical, as it comprises the Electric Grid, an engineering marvel with more than 9,200 electric generating units having more than 1 million megawatts of generating capacity connected to more than 600,000 miles of transmission lines. However, the Grid infrastructure is aging needs to more reliability, flexibility, resilience, and security.
The IIoT includes sensor technologies for Smart, Secure Power Transmission. Sensing cyber/physical risk while enabling system interoperability will catalyze Grid Modernization, enhance Grid Resilience, and Save Lives. That being said, while a next-generation Grid is underway, this transformation creates both challenges and opportunities to advance the capabilities of today’s electricity delivery system.
A Smart City is much more than the cyber-physical infrastructure; it is also about participatory, collaborative, and transparent engagement.
Please join us on March 25th for a stimulating conversation with two of our Nation’s most influential individuals, Chris Vizas and Bruce Walker, as we discuss the Grid’s complexity, the sensor technologies, and systemic risk mitigation.