Registration open for 2011 TCIPG Summer School on Cybersecurity for Smart Energy Systems

May 6, 2011

Power industry practitioners, researchers, and graduate students are invited to participate in the 2011 TCIPG Summer School on Cybersecurity for Smart Energy Systems. The Summer School will be held June 13-17, 2011

at the Q Center (1405 North Fifth Avenue, St. Charles, IL 60174), which is located on a 95-acre wooded property on the Fox River in St. Charles, Illinois, just a 45-minute drive from Chicago's O'Hare International Airport.

The program is designed to provide an essential background in the basics of cybersecurity, and in the traditional generation, transmission, and distribution systems of the power grid. Participants will gain an understanding of how the power grid is evolving into a smarter energy system with an emphasis on associated cybersecurity challenges. Experts from industry, national labs, academia, and government will lead sessions that include case studies from industry and examples from current research. Idaho National Laboratory will also offer an optional, hands-on SCADA Security Lab. Labs will be offered Tuesday and Thursday and will be limited to 40 participants each day on a first-registered, first-served basis. A Networking Reception on Wednesday will offer participants an opportunity to connect with leading experts, researchers, and practitioners in fields that address cybersecurity for smart energy systems. 

Registration is limited, so consider registering early to guarantee participation. Early discount opportunity ends April 15, 2011. The last day to register is May 25, 2011. Student scholarships and sponsorship opportunities are also available. 

For more information, visit the Summer School website

Questions about the TCIPG summer school may be directed to Cheri Helregel at or 217-244-6097.