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Nino De Falcis debates how smart grids can best implement robust PNT strategies

Expert panel to analyze assured PNT solutions for keeping power utility networks operational and online in free webinar

  • Panel: Nino De Falcis, senior director, business development, Oscilloquartz, ADVA; Laurent Gallet, senior solution engineering consultant, Oscilloquartz, ADVA; Dana Goward, president, Resilient Navigation and Timing Foundation
  • Topics: Achieving resilient and assured PNT in secure smart grids
  • When: Thursday, April 28, 1 p.m. PDT
  • Where: GPS World webinar:

Cyber threats are at an all-time high, creating unprecedented risk to smart grid synchronization. Led by Nino De Falcis, this discussion will provide real-world information, including architectures and best practices to synchronize smart grids with resilient, assured positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) capabilities. We’ll cover use cases like new bidirectional distributed energy resources (DERs), including wind farms, solar plants and battery storage. Unidirectional legacy grid protection systems and MPLS-migrating telecom networks will also be discussed, and we’ll look into strategies to protect PNT services and prevent devastating grid blackouts. 

This free webinar will explore how timing enables positioning and navigation services and is critical for precise network synchronization. This includes accurately locating power line faults and synchronizing distributed control and protection systems. We’ll show how accurate timing is key for rerouting power flows away from transmission outages and for balancing power supply and demand through precise data record timestamping in end-to-end network grids. Additionally, we’ll present best practices and cost-effective sync architectures for different types of grid sites, from core to substation to DER. These approaches will empower grid operators to effectively plan sync for their complex, all-IP network digital transformation. Register for the free webinar on April 28.