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LF Energy announces two open-source initiatives to accelerate decarbonization and the global shift to green energy

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LF Energy, a Linux Foundation project seeking to accelerate the energy transition of the world’s power and transportation systems through open-source technology, announced two initiatives to accelerate its mission to decarbonize the world’s economies through software, collaboration and leveraged development.

Service-based Open-source Grid automation platform for Network Operation of the future (SOGNO) is a project creating plug-and-play, cloud-native microservices to implement the next generation of data-driven monitoring and control systems. A second initiative, Power System Network Operations (PSNO), is an end-user, utility-driven working group that is defining an open-source strategy and approach to the “control room of the future.”


Into To LF Energy Spring Summit 2021

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LF Energy is organizing the ‘spring’ chapter of its Energy Summit and TFiR is offering exclusive coverage of the event, bringing to you interviews with executives from the energy industry who are leading the movement within the industry through collaboration and open source. In the first interview from the Summit, Shuli Goodman, Executive Director of the Linux Foundation Energy, talks about the Summit, its focus and how open source is transforming the energy industry.

SEAPATH: A Software Driven Open Source Project for the Energy Sector

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LF Energy recently announced a new project called, SEAPATH, or Software Enabled Automation Platform and Artifacts (THerein). It’s the second project by the foundation in its Digital Substation Automation Systems (DSAS) initiative. SEAPATH will provide a reference design and a real-time, open-source platform for grid operators to run virtualized automation and protection applications. In this interview, Dr. Shuli Goodman, Executive Director of LF Energy, and Lucian Balea, R&D Program Director and open source manager at RTE joined Swapnil Bhartiya to talk about the project.

First Notice: OSWCA AGM; construction waste data; OHSA compliance program

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LF Energy launches microgrid program

San Francisco-based Linux Foundation nonprofit LF Energy today announced the launch of Hyphae, a microgrid initiative to automate the business-to-business distribution of renewable energy, in conjunction with Sony Computer Science Laboratories Inc., a subsidiary of Sony Corporation. A statement said Hyphae aims to make microgrids more resilient by repurposing Sony CSL’s existing software, Autonomous Power Interchange System, which distributes locally produced renewable energy over a DC grid, to work with AC Grids. 

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Want To Avoid Another Texas Debacle? Here Is How To Create A Clean, Resilient Electrical Grid

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For anyone past the denial stage of climate grief, the knee-jerk reaction to news about the increasingly obvious signs of how close the world is to catastrophic climate tipping points is to throw up a few gazillion solar panels.

But shading 21,250 square miles of the Arizona desert is dumb, no matter what Elon Musk might say. The tragedy of it is that Musk is a visionary thinker proposing a solution stuck in an Industrial Revolution paradigm of centralizing production and building out expensive distribution infrastructure.

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The Smart Grid Has Its Moment

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Happening in the first month of the Biden Administration, Texas’s massive electrical grid failure may have had one good outcome. Cascading effects of loss of power and heat, outrageous bills for the few who did have power, economic shutdown, flooding, fires, etc., provides the best argument possible for quickly developing the Smart Grid that would literally and figuratively power the president’s multi-trillion dollar infrastructure plan to revitalize the economy while reducing global warming.

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ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Hyphae

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LF Energy and Sony Computer Science Laboratories (Sony CSL) recently collaborated on a new open-source project called Hyphae, which aims to automate the peer-to-peer distribution of renewable energy.

“Sony CSL is a subsidiary of one of the world’s premier companies, and by launching Hyphae with us, they are making a profound statement about their intention to collaborate and lead to solve the world’s most complicated problem — decarbonization,” said Shuli Goodman, executive director of LF Energy. “Working with Sony CSL will help us spur energy transformation in developed countries, as well as bring electrification to energy-poor corners of the planet.”

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LF Energy and Sony CSL to Collaborate on an Open-Source Microgrid Project

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LF Energy and Sony Computer Science Laboratories (CSL) have announced Hyphae, a microgrid initiative to automate peer-to-peer distribution of renewable energy. The goal of Hyphae is to make microgrids more efficient and the overall grid more carbon-neutral.

Microgrids are segments of larger grids that can disconnect from the larger grid to operate independently. One of the biggest benefit of microgrids is seen to be the resilience they can afford in response to grid disturbances or failures. They also provide a mechanism for attaching renewable energy systems to the grid at large.

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Can Microgrids Solve The Impact of Severe Weather On The Energy Grid?

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We’ve recently seen “a perfect storm” in Texas, where unprecedented cold weather hit the energy grid hard. Many power plants were knocked offline, unable to respond to the increased energy demand by people seeking to heat their homes. Others faced fuel shortages. Even wind turbines offered little help, as many were unequipped with the heating required to operate in freezing weather.

The weather left millions of people without power, as providers introduced rolling blackouts to reduce the demand on the grid. Over 50 people died from situations such as car crashes, carbon monoxide poisoning, house fires, and hypothermia. U.S. President Joe Biden called a state of emergency. 

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The LF Energy Spring Summit 2021 Schedule is Now Live!

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LF Energy Spring Summit is dedicated to supporting the global collaboration of utilities, OEMs, suppliers, and significant energy users. Together we will learn, participate, build community and fundamentally reimagine software investments – whether spent on commercial, in-house, or by joining us to leverage an open source development model. 

Join us virtually on April 14 to hear from industry leaders, experts, LF Energy projects, and more! Register now for only US$25 by using code LFESUM21EBIRD! This Early Bird pricing is now available for the next 50 registrants! Standard registration rate is US$50.

Topics Covered:

  • Microgrids 
  • Power System Network Operations for the Future
  • Best Practices in Open Source Development / Lessons Learned
  • Social + Technical + Economic Directions
  • Price-Based Grid Coordination


This is a virtual event and will take place in two time segments on April 14 to accommodate a global audience. This event will be recorded and available to attendees post-event as well.

  • Segment 1: 6:00 – 10:00 am PDT (3:00 – 7:00 pm CEST)
  • Segment 2: 3:00 – 7:00 pm PDT (7:00 – 11:00 am JST, April 15)

Interested in Sponsoring?

LF Energy exists because of our members. We can only produce events at this scale with your help. These events help us to build community, showcase your software and your work in the world, and they allow us to get the word out.

For more information and our LF Energy Spring Summit 2021 prospectus, please click here!