Security of our global power grid is of utmost importance to the energy industry and for the function of our society as a whole. Recent events such as the Colonial Pipeline ransomware cyberattack and the SolarWinds attack have shown the importance of being able to secure both the infrastructure and the supply chain of the software powering the grid. Assurance that our open-source projects are built with the most advanced and transparent cyber-security processes and tools in mind is of utmost importance to LF Energy and the Linux Foundation as we globally move towards an increasingly digital and distributed power system.
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.
On Friday, October 2nd, LF Energy’s OperatorFabric project released Let’s Coordinate, as their first industrial use case of the smart platform for system operators.
One of the wishes of the Open Smart Grid Platform project to create an independent foundation to facilitate the project and provide a neutral home.
Good news! This is happening with the Linux Foundation energy! It is made possible by Alliander joining the LF energy initiative earlier this year. The announcement was done during the LF energy global summit in Paris. Joining the LF energy will help in an independent positioning in the market. The marketing effort of LF energy can help to start more discussions about using/contributing the Open Smart Grid Platform project. The LF energy long open source experience can help to improve the project in the near future.
Check the LF energy website if you’re interested in joining the LF energy initiative or take a look at other energy related projects.
The Open Smart Grid Platform will be present at the LF energy summit 2019 in Paris next week. An event where utilities show how open source software can speed up their digital transition. Jonas van den Bogaard will pitch the Open Smart Grid Platform and Arjan Stam will dive into why Alliander decided to join LF energy.
Also, the Open Smart Grid Platform has a demo table at the project BIZAAR to discuss the project in more detail with whom is interested. The LF energy event provides a great opportunity to get in contact with other open source projects related to the Energy domain. The event will be specially relevant for TSOs, DSOs and related vendors.
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