NREL launches new cybersecurity program office
Categories: News - 2021-01-19 12:52:02
USA, Colorado, Golden: The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recently announced the launch of the new Cybersecurity Program Office (CPO).
The CPO was established to accelerate the NREL’s work in securing renewable energy technologies and distributed energy systems.
The new office will be led by Jonathan White, former manager of the NREL’s Secure Cyber-Energy Systems Group. White has significantly increased the capability and impact of the NREL’s cybersecurity research since he joined the NREL in 2018. He led the development of the Cyber-Energy Emulation Platform and is leading the cybersecurity research thrust for the Advanced Research on Integrated Energy Systems platform. In his new role, White will serve as laboratory program manager to the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security and Emergency Response, and he will foster new relationships with diverse sponsors to advance the NREL’s research in grid security for distributed energy systems.
“This new program office will position the NREL to play a lead role in developing cybersecurity technologies that keep pace with today’s evolving energy infrastructure and provide a pathway to secure tomorrow’s energy system,” said Juan Torres, NREL associate laboratory director for Energy Systems Integration.
The program office comes at a time when scientific advances to ensure the security of modern power systems are critical. As the U.S. electric grid transforms into one that is highly distributed and increasingly integrated with renewable energy resources, unique security challenges will arise that are different from the energy system vulnerabilities we see today. The NREL’s deep expertise in renewables will be essential to assessing and mitigating these challenges and to laying the foundation for more secure future energy systems.
This text is taken from: https://transformers-magazine.com/tm-news/nrel-launches-new-cybersecurity-program-office/