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News | June 18, 2012

NDU iCollege Hosts SPIDERS Industry Day

By Patricia Coopersmith

The Smart Power Infrastructure Demonstration for Energy Reliability and Security (SPIDERS) Joint Capability Technology Demonstration (JCTD) Industry Day was held at the National Defense University iCollege on Tuesday, June 18, 2013. SPIDERS is jointly sponsored by the Departments of Defense, Energy, and Homeland Security (DoD, DOE, DHS).  This event provided organizations interested in implementing a secure microgrid with guidance on assessing their facility's needs, translating them into procurement requirements, and assembling the necessary site data package for bidders.

Industry Day Highlights included…

  • Performance Metrics for Evaluating New Microgrids
  • Approaches to Controlling Architecture Specifications
  • Utility Interconnection and Service Agreement Issues
  • Cyber Security
  • SPIDERS Technology Case Studies

The NDU iCollege’s faculty members, John Saunders, Russ Mattern, and Gil Duvall participated in the event, and Dr. Saunders was given special recognition for his help in organizing the day.  DoD Combatant Commands (COCOMs) and National Laboratories also participated.