Networked Energy Services Corporation & OSGP Alliance to highlight cyber security in smart grids at European Utility Week in Amsterdam

Global experts in utility business among attendees in international exhibition

Networked Energy Services Corporation (NES), a global smart grid market leader with the industry’s leading Patagonia Energy Applications Platform (EAPTM) will join the prestigious European Utility Week (EUW) in Amsterdam in October this year as part of the OSGP Alliance booth, the global non-profit organization devoted to promoting the adoption of the Open Smart Grid Protocol (OSGP) and infrastructure for smart grid applications.

Taking place from October 3 to 5, 2017, EUW, the premier business, innovation and information platform connecting the smart utility community, will serve as an international venue for both OSGP Alliance and NES representatives to interact and engage with global industry experts and consultants in the smart energy value chain. Specialists and high-level executives from utilities, network operators, vendors, startups, and system integrators will be attending the event as well.

This year’s EUW host, the Netherlands, will highlight its fundamental role in the global energy transition. Implementing initiatives needed to accelerate its energy transition, the Dutch Government is eyeing to double its public investments in energy innovation in the next five years.

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Bo Danielsen, Chairman of the OSGP Alliance said, “We have been witnessing a tremendous shift in the smart energy landscape influenced by the unprecedented upsurge in cutting-edge technological innovations and the mounting need to promote sustainability. The renowned exhibition will be an opportunity for members of the OSGP Alliance and international stakeholders to exchange experiences and knowledge as well as tackle opportunities and challenges to achieve higher efficiency, ensure sustainable development for all, and bring forth further significant industry growth.”

The OSGP Alliance will lead an EUW conference session with an objective to tackle cyber security in the grid. Titled ‘Next Gen Cyber Security,’ the session will put the spotlight on real-world utility smart grid projects and their security solutions.

Attendees will learn about critically important security implementations and proven capabilities that some of the largest utilities in Europe are successfully using today. In addition, they will gain insights on how to balance legal and governmental perspectives with implementing cost-effective and practical security solutions.

Furthermore, the OSGP Alliance will offer a pre-conference workshop that will cover an extensive range of topics, including the future of Smart Grids, OSGP Information Security and Data Protection, OSGP conformance testing and inter-operability testing, and OSGP evolution including interaction with other specifications and standards, as well as other topics.

NES will be an active participant in both the EUW Security session, and other sessions during the 3-day conference.  In addition, NES is scheduled to launch two cutting-edge products at EUW 2017. Additional information about the product launches will be provided prior to EUW.

About Networked Energy Services Corporation (NES)

Networked Energy Services Corporation is a global smart energy leader in the worldwide transformation of the electricity grid into an energy control network, enabling utilities to provide their customers with a more efficient and reliable service, to protect their systems from current and emerging cybersecurity threats, and to offer innovative new services that enable active, intelligence use of energy. NES was formed as a result of the spinoff of Echelon Corporation’s Grid Modernization Division in October 2014. NES is headquartered in the US with R&D centers located in Silicon Valley, North Dakota and Poland, and sales offices throughout the world. NES’ smart grid technology is used in nearly 40 million smart meters and other smart end devices around the world. NES is a member of the OSGP Alliance, a global association of utilities and smart grid companies, which promotes the Open Smart Grid Protocol and cooperates to provide utilities greater value by enabling true, independently-certified, multi-vendor interoperability based upon open international specifications and standards. You can find out more information about NES, its Patagonia Energy Applications PlatformTM (including grid management software, distributed control nodes, and smart meters) and services at: www.networkedenergy.com.