- D2.36 Communication solutions for information exchange in the smart delivery of electrical energy
- D2.38 A framework for Electric Power Utility (EPU) operators to manage the response to a cyber-initiated threat to their critical infrastructure
- D2.40 Cyber risks and cyber security for the next generation of digital systems in Electric Power Utilities
- D2.42 Synchronization and time distribution in communication networks for time-sensitive distributed operational applications in the power grid
- D2.43 Enabling software defined networking for EPU telecom applications
- D2.44 Usage of public or private wireless communication infrastructures for monitoring and maintenance of grid assets and facilities
- JWGD2/B2.39 "Design, deployment and maintenance of Optical Cables associated to Overhead HV Transmission Lines"
- JWGD2/C2.41 Advanced Utility Data Management and Analytics for Improved Situational Awareness of EPU Operations
Enabling software defined networking for EPU telecom applications
Consideration of Software Defined Network (SDN) is an extension to the growing adoption of virtualization within the EPU in solving new challenges such as distributed energy resources (DER) which benefit from an agile infrastructure and network.
The IEEE P1915.1™ standard specifies security framework, models, analytics, and requirements for Software Defined Networking and Network Function Virtualization (SDN/NFV) and addresses security models, terminology, and analytics, essential components of SDN/NFV environments to ensure confidentiality, integrity and availability. As utility interest in SDN/NFV technologies is growing, it will be very important for utilities to be aware of the cybersecurity implications of using these technologies.
Overall the scope of this working group is to produce a framework of guidelines for an EPU to tailor procurement, deployment, and management of SND/NFV technologies.