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June 26: Cyber Security and the Grid; untangling the Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt


Location:Cover 3, 2700 W Anderson Ln #202, Austin, TX 78757


Check In - 6:30 to 7:00 PM

Social & Business Meeting - 7:00 to 7:10 PM

Program - 7:10 to 8:30 PM

RSVP: RSVPs appreciated (but not required) by sending an email to

Cover Charge: We pay Cover 3 to use their private meeting room and ask that all attendeeshelp defray our costs by ordering dinner or paying a $20 cover charge.

: Cyber Security and the Grid; untangling the Fear, Uncertainty and Doubtence


With ransomware, distributed denial of service, phishing and many other attacks directed at our electric critical infrastructure, how is it that our electric grid is reliable and resilient?  This presentation will discuss how the industry has progressed over the years to combat the adversaries and outline the challenges we face today and in the future.

Speaker: Michael Allgeier, Director, Critical Infrastructure Security, ERCOT


Michael Allgeier is the Critical Infrastructure Security Director for The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT).  Michael has spent over 25 years in cyber and physical security with over 10 years specifically in the electric/utility sector and another 10 years as a US Army Special Agent primarily focusing on cyber espionage investigations and operations.  Michael holds a BA in Homeland Security from American Military University and a graduate of the Joint Counterintelligence Training Academy.  He also has numerous technology and security certifications, military awards and decorations including for Valor and the Purple Heart.


July 18: Social at Friends and Allies Brewing


Location: Friends and Allies Brewing, 979 Springdale Rd, Austin, TX 78702
Time: 5:30 - 7:30 PM

RSVP: None Required

Cover Charge: FREE

: Social at Friends and Allies Brewing


Friends and Allies expertly combines West Coast brewing techniques, standards and practices with the vibrant and eclectic east Austin culture, delivering a fresh, high-quality, unique local beer to a growing, influential, passionate community.

Friends and Allies proudly distributes all of it's product in the Austin area, believing that personal relationships with customers and the community are the best way to provide consistent, fresh, and enjoyable beer.

Friends and Allies Brewing Company’s primary production facility and tasting room is located in the heart of East Austin on 979 Springdale Rd. It is adjacent to Austin Eastcider’s Collaboratory and the Austin Bouldering Project, the largest bouldering gym in North America.



August 23: IEEE 1547 Standard for Power System Interconnect



Location: Austin Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W. 18th Street, Austin, TX 78701


08:15amto 9:00am- Registration, Breakfast, Networking and Vendor Displays

11:30am –to 1:00pm- Lunch (Attendees On Their Own) and Vendor Displays

3:00pm - Program Ends

Registration and Additional Details:

Charge: Varies, early registration ends August 8, 2018. Online registration will close
on August 21, 2018.

Due to increasing Distributed Energy Resource (DER) interconnections with electric power systems, the IEEE 1547 standard has gone through a major revision to address some of the technical issues associated with the high penetration of DERs and associated grid support functionalities. The participants will learn about major changes in IEEE 1547-2018 standard, including voltage regulation, response to abnormal system conditions, voltage ride-through, frequency ride-through, power quality, islanding, interoperability and the like. The participants will also learn about utility concerns/solutions with respect to adopting the revised IEEE 1547 standard.

This is a “must-attend” event for electrical engineers at utility companies involved with grid interconnection, electrical engineers engaged in the design of grid interconnected equipment, and electrical engineers involved with the design and installation of grid interconnected systems!

The workshop fee includes parking at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, breakfast tacos, breakfast beverages, break refreshments and a USB FLASH drive with instructor presentation materials. It does NOT include lunch. Attendees will be on their own for lunch. There are many restaurants within a short walk in the area. Attendees must bring theirBob Bullock Museum parking receipt to the workshop for reimbursement.

Speaker: Clayton Stice, Principal Engineer of Emerging Technologies for Grid Coordination, Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT).

Biography: Clayton Stice is the Principal Engineer of Emerging Technologies for Grid Coordination at the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT). The Grid Coordination group assists with efforts to maintain long term reliability of the ERCOT grid by including and developing strategies for accommodating Distributed Energy Resources. He joined ERCOT in 2016 and has over 10 years of experience in distribution systems with an emphasis on DERs and interconnections. Clayton holds a BSChE and an MSEE from UT Austin. He has been a member of the IEEE 1547 working group and participated in the IEEE 1547-2014a addendum, as well as IEEE 1547-2018 revision, and is a Registered Professional Engineer in Texas.




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