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PowSyBl Has Achieved the CII Best Practices Badge

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LF Energy project, PowSyBl, is proud to announce they have achieved the CII Best Practices Badge! PowSyBl is an open source system dedicated to providing electrical grid models, simulation, and grid analysis. It helps in writing and providing software that could be used in analysis and power system simulation. It can create simulations and analysis of various networks, and perform power flow simulations.  

The Linux Foundation Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII) Best Practices badge is a way for Free/Libre and Open Source Software (FLOSS) projects to show that they follow best practices (credit: https://bestpractices.coreinfrastructure.org/en). These best practices are based on practices of well-run OSS projects, increase the likelihood of better quality and security, and can be applied to any OSS project. 

The best practices focus on multiple areas of Open Source Software Projects:

  • Change control, for example: does the project have a Public version-control source repository?
  • Reporting, for example: does the project have a bug-reporting process?
  • Quality, for example: does the project have an automated test suite?
  • Security, for example: does the project use basic good cryptographic practices?
  • Analysis, for example: does the project use code analysis?

For more detailed information on PowSyBl’s CII Best Practices Badge, please visit: https://bestpractices.coreinfrastructure.org/en/projects?q=POWSYBL

LF Energy starts 2 initiatives to decarbonize Earth

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LF Energy announced yesterday two initiatives to accelerate its mission to decarbonize the world’s economies through software, collaboration, and leveraged development. One initiative is called SOGNO (Service-based Open-source Grid Automation Platform for Network Operation of the future) – a project creating plug-and-play, cloud-native microservices to implement the next generation of data-driven monitoring and control systems, the LF Energy said.

The second initiative is PSNO (Power System Network Operations) – an end-user, utility-driven working group that is defining an open-source strategy and approach to the “control room of the future,” it added. LF Energy is a Linux Foundation project seeking to speed up the energy transition of the world’s power and transportation systems through open-source technology.

Source: https://www.smartgridtoday.com/public/LF-Energy-starts-2-initiatives-to-decarbonize-Earth.cfm

Open Minds and Open Source: Linux Foundation LF Energy Introduces Two Initiatives Designed to Reduce Carbon and Shift to Sustainable Energy

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Building on its groundbreaking initiative, the Linux Foundation’s LF Energy announced it has introduced a Service-based Open-source Grid automation platform for Network Operation of the Future (SOGNO) and Power System Network Operations (PSNO) designed to advance energy automation and hardware virtualization.

The LF Energy project provides a 21st-century plan of action to solve climate change through open frameworks, reference architectures, and a support ecosystem of complementary projects, seeking to accelerate the energy transition of the world’s power and transportation systems through open-source technology.

Source: https://www.iotevolutionworld.com/iot/articles/448576-open-minds-open-source-linux-foundation-lf-energy.htm

New Initiative to Protect U.S. Electrical Grid From Cyberattacks: Feedback Friday

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) this week kicked off a 100-day plan whose goal is to improve the cybersecurity of electric utilities — specifically their industrial control systems (ICS) — and secure the energy sector supply chain.

The DOE, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the electricity industry are working together on this initiative, which focuses on encouraging the implementation of enhanced cybersecurity capabilities.

Source: https://www.securityweek.com/new-initiative-protect-us-electrical-grid-cyberattacks-feedback-friday

Energy infrastructure platform uses open source to fight climate change

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LF Energy is a Linux Foundation project working to accelerate the energy transition of the world’s grids and transportation systems through open source. In December, our project took a major step toward achieving its mission when we and our member organizations Alliander, RTE, and Savoir-faire Linux launched SEAPATH, which stands for Software Enabled Automation Platform and Artifacts.

SEAPATH is a reference design and a real-time, open source platform for grid operators to run virtualized automation and protection applications.

Source: https://opensource.com/article/21/4/seapath-open-energy-infrastructure

An Open-Source Microgrid Project from LF Energy and Sony CSL

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Lf Energy and Sony Computer Science Laboratories have partnered to create Hyphae. This new microgrid initiative is aimed at improving performance and achieve zero emissions energy resources.

By taking a microgrid approach, it is possible to modernize the energy distribution network and prepare for future challenges, both supply and mobility.

In an interview with EE Times/Power Electronics News, Shuli Goodman, executive director at LF Energy, and Kotaro Jinushi, business development manager at Sony CSL, highlighted how their collaboration directs the industrial market toward the goal of building an interoperable AC- and DC-ready microgrid that is autonomous, off-grid operational, and able to connect to an electrical distribution grid with utility oversight.

Source: https://www.powerelectronicsnews.com/an-open-source-microgrid-project-from-lf-energy-and-sony-csl/

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.”

Source: https://www.prweb.com/releases/lf_energy_announces_two_open_source_initiatives_to_accelerate_decarbonization_and_the_global_shift_to_green_energy/prweb17857630.htm

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. 

Read More: https://www.smart-energy.com/industry-sectors/digitalisation/open-source-microgrid-initiative-launched/