Training Archives (2017)

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Supply Chain Management: Parts 1 and 2

Part 1: March 15, 2017, presented by Karl Perman

Overview of discussions and proposed new supply chain security requirements for regulated entities and the impact on vendors involved in the supply chain.

Who should attend: Individuals with a role in NERC CIP such as compliance, security, engineers and supply chain professionals.
How you will benefit: You will learn about the proposed new requirements for those involved in the supply chain of critical systems to the electric power industry.

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Part 2: March 29, 2017, presented by Karl Perman

This module will focus on terms and conditions and training for vendors involved in the supply chain.

Who should attend: Individuals with a role in NERC CIP such as compliance, security, engineers and supply chain professionals.
How you will benefit: You will learn about terms and conditions and training as part of supply chain security.

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Communications Assisted Anti-Islanding

April 5, 2017, presented by Brian Dob

This module introduces power system islands and the use of communications for islanding prevention, and covers methods such as breaker initiated Direct Transfer Trip, Permissive Power Line Carrier and Phase Comparison.

Who should attend: Individuals with a role in anti-islanding and the interconnection of generation into the power grid. This course is geared towards those who are new to anti-islanding as well as those who want to learn more about how communications can be used for islanding protection.
How you will benefit: You will learn what a power system island is and the major resulting concerns. Understanding the communications methods that may be used to prevent such islanding and the associated benefits. Gain practical knowledge beneficial to related job roles.

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Information Protection "201"

Part 1: April 12, 2017; and Part 2: May 18, 2017, presented by Karl Perman

These modules focus on the NERC CIP-011 including the definition of BES Cyber System Information and the contents of an Information Protection Program, and on how CIP-011 and information protection affects vendors performing work for regulated entities.

Who should attend: Individuals with a role in NERC CIP such as compliance, security and engineers. This course is also for individuals who would like an understanding of information protection.

How you will benefit: You will learn about NERC CIP-011 and how to develop an Information Protection Program, and about what constitutes BES Cyber System Information and how the protection of this information will affect those working for a regulated entity as well as vendors.

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Phase Comparison Islanding Detection

April 20, 2017, presented by Brian Dob

This module provides more-detailed information regarding the application of Phase Comparison for power system islanding detection and prevention. Explore the added benefits of phase comparison over other communication assisted methods as well as local methods.

Who should attend: Individuals with a role in anti-islanding and the interconnection of generation into the power grid. This course is geared towards those who are new to anti-islanding as well as those who want to learn more about how communications can be used for islanding protection.

How you will benefit: You will learn how phase comparison is used for islanding protection and its benefits. Understanding the critical components of phase comparison and how it relates to different communication systems. Gain practical knowledge beneficial to related job roles.

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Compliance Management

May 3, 2017, presented by Karl Perman

This module will focus on compliance management and the implementation of a process driven compliance program.

Who should attend: Individuals with a cybersecurity role such as security analysts, systems analysts, engineers and NERC CIP compliance practitioners.

How you will benefit: You will learn what constitutes compliance management from a NERC CIP perspective and how to develop a process-centric approach.

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IP Migration Roadmap

Understanding the Challenges & Benefits: June 6, 2017, presented by Manny Duvelson

As substation communication networks migrate away from the traditional Time Division Multiplexing (TDM) technology to packet-based technology, many engineers and technicians do not have a good understanding of what is involved when it comes to substation communications IP Migration. Understanding the IP Migration Roadmap is essential to a successful transition and making sure that all your substation services continue to operate safely, reliably and securely, both during, and after migration. This course provides an overview of the IP Migration Roadmap for Substation Communications. It addresses the need to understand the challenges, the advantages and the benefits. It also addresses the two most-important concerns when it comes to IP Migration: Reliability and Security. The course also presents two successful case studies of substation communications IP Migration.

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Addressing Reliability & Security: June 13, 2017, presented by Manny Duvelson

This module will focus on the two most-important concerns when it comes to IP Migration. Making sure the new communications infrastructure meets the reliability standard for mission-critical applications. Addressing security including NERC-CIP requirements.

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Case Study 1: SCADA & Teleprotection Over Leased Ethernet Services, June 22, 2017, presented by Manny Duvelson

This module will focus on an actual case study where the power utility has been able to migrate successfully from a 4-Wire Leased Line to Leased Ethernet services and improved their performance and reliability.

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Case Study 2: Current Differential Relay Over Packet-based Communications Infrastructure, June 27, 2017, presented by Manny Duvelson

This module will focus on an actual case study where the power utility has been able to migrate their system protection application from SONET/T1 to a packet-based system. This system protection has the most-stringent requirement for the communications system, but the new packet-based communications has been able to meet and exceed those requirements and provide a successful migration.

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Pilot Protection Scheme

October 5, 2017, presented by Brian Dob

This course provides the basic fundamentals and concepts for those new to Pilot Protection. Introduces common Pilot Protection schemes, covers critical concepts, and describes various common communication methods for Pilot Protection including pros and cons.

Who should attend: Individuals with a role in communications of pilot protection signals from either the system protection or communications side of the business. This course is geared towards those who are new to pilot protection.

How you will benefit: You will learn common industry terms related to pilot protection and basic concepts which are critical to design and implementation. Understanding the basic principles of pilot protection will provide beneficial related job knowledge.

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Use Case - IEC-61850 for Direct Transfer Trip of Distributed Energy Resources

October 19, 2017, presented by Brian Dob

This course will provide insight into using IEC-61850 GOOSE protocol for Direct Transfer Trip (DTT) of Distributed Energy Resources (DER) utilizing packet based networks. With the obsolescence of audio tone leased lines and legacy digital circuits it is becoming necessary to utilize current generation communications methods including packet based methods. Provide practical real world examples including communications methods, benefits, disadvantages and lessons learned.

Who should attend: Individuals with a role in communications of remote trip signals from either the system protection or communications side of the business. This course is geared towards those who are new to and familiar with Direct Transfer Trip.

How you will benefit: You will gain insightful information into utilizing IEC-61850 GOOSE for remote tripping which are critical to design and implementation of such systems. Understanding the application of packet-based protocols versus traditional analog and digital technology will provide beneficial job knowledge.

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