Advances in Smart Grid Technology Transforming the European Market

PRESS RELEASE  –  March 2, 2015

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SMi’s 5th annual European Smart Grid Cyber Security conference will take place on the 9th – 10thMarch 2015 at the Marriott Hotel Regents Park, London, UK.

Smart grid technology provides efficient and reliable power systems and according to Navigant Research its worldwide revenue is expanding rapidly; it is expected that this networking hardware will reach US $3.2 billion annually by 2020 (DigiTimes, 2015).

Based on this, SMi is delighted to have Nandita Parshad, Director of Power and Energy Utilities at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), speaking at its 5th annual European Smart Grid Cyber Security conference taking place on 9th-10th March 2015 in London, UK.

Her speech entitled Financial Investment in combating cyber-attacks on Smart Grid, will identify opportunities for financial investments, define the issues affecting stakeholders in relation to return on investment and highlight bankability projects in the protection of Smart Grid.

Attendees at this year’s conference include: Alstom Grid, Cisco, CyberX, CPqD, Eandis, Electric Power Research Institute, Enexis, ETSI, Eurelectric, Frazer-Nash Consultancy Ltd, IT Governance Ltd, L-3 TRL Technology, Nozomi Networks SA, Palo Alto Networks,, Strathclyde University, TechUK, Toreon CVBA, Total, The Mitre Corporation, Trilliant Networks (UK) Ltd, Waterfall Security Solutions and more…

Key Reasons to Attend:

•    Learn how real-time information can make smart grid more efficient
•    Discuss how utilities – on a pan-European scale – can improve a stronger security
•    Explore intelligent financial investment
•    Predict how smart grid & the green energy industry can tackle cyber attacks
•    Explore certification projects and test penetration

In addition, an interactive half-day post conference workshop will take place on the 11th March 2015:

Rolling Out Standards and Shared Infrastructure for a Secure Smart Grid Pros and Cons of Different Models (Workshop Leader: Søren Peter Nielsen, Managing Consultant, Nine Consult A/S and Danish Government Representative)

Sponsored by Cisco, CyberX, Palo Alto Networks, L-3 TRL Technology, Strathclyde University and Waterfall Security Solutions

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