EnergyIoT Article 4 – Operational Technology (OT) Domain – Evolving The Future Grid

  • May 2, 2019 3:45 pm GMT

By Stuart McCafferty, Eamonn McCormick, David Forfia

Figure 1- EnergyIoT Conceptual Model

This is the fourth in a series of articles introducing an EnergyIoT Conceptual Model.  This article focuses on the physical Operational Technology (OT) Domain within the Model, which is highlighted in the red box on the bottom right corner of Figure 1.  The OT Domain envisioned:

  • Has intelligence – a “Neural Grid”
  • Is nimble and adaptive
  • Facilitates rapid interconnect and provisioning of Distributed Energy Resources (DER) and traditional assets
  • Empowers transportation electrification
  • Is safe, reliable, and resilient
  • Is interoperable, including legacy assets
  • Leverages all available assets to address grid needs
  • Is a bottom-up hierarchical paradigm that builds from highly localized distribution network “atoms” all the way up to transmission level systems
  • Is physically and cyber secure
  • Is economical
  • Is inclusive
  • Accommodates opportunities for innovation and new services

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