Power generation from Distributed Energy Resources (DER) is expanding rapidly. As a global leader in deployment of DER, California is stepping up efforts to address cybersecurity concerns. This presentation highlights activity in a consortium of leading researchers, major US utilities and industry stakeholders to advance DER cybersecurity. Topics include current state, threat models and overall security objectives. We summarize security guidelines that apply to the PI System and approaches you can use for safe and reliable DER integration.
Bryan Owen, PE leads cyber security initiatives for OSIsoft. Owen first helped pioneer use of the Pl System in 1985 and started his career at OSIsoft started in 1996. He travelled globally to commission new PI systems. Many of these PI systems serve critical national infrastructure. After managing services for the Oceania region he returned to the United States to focus full time on cyber security. His activities range from SDL program manager including cyber assessment engagements to incident response and intensive drills such as security hackathons designed to raise cyber IQ where the IT and OT realm intersect. Owen is Microsoft certified and a State of Washington Professional Engineer holding a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Oregon State University (1981). He participates in cyber security standards working groups and major forums in support of critical infrastructure protection.