Large power grids are extremely complex systems. Dealing with highly dynamic phenomena in protection and control, algorithms require long-distance, high-volume and highly reliable data communications. Electric grids are getting increasingly stressed each year. An "Industrial Internet for Electricity" can help mitigate grid stress.
The ToSG workshop will provide a much better understanding of dependability issues involved with the Smart Grids' dependency on ICT and to help stimulate research to improve grid trustworthiness by bringing together the electric power researchers and dependable computing communities. The workshop aims to create an interdisciplinary community that will bear fruit well past the end of this session.
David Bakken, Washington State University
Damir Novosel, Quanta Technologies
Lars Nordstrom, Davood Babazadeh, KTH - Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Aditya Ashok, Manimaran Govindarasu, Iowa State University
Dr. Eugene Litvinov, ISO New England
John McDonald, GE Energy Management
Gil Bindewald, US Dept. of Energy
Erich Gunther, Enernex
Craig Miller, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Radhakisan Baheti, National Science Foundation