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Tuesday, October 27

13:00 GMT

Virtualization for Real-time Power Grid Substation Automation - Lucian Balea & Aurelien Watare, RTE
Energy Transition drives change in power transmission and distribution grids. Grid control architectures should adapt swiftly to manage more distributed renewable infeed and greater dynamics in power flows. In this context, grid operators require a new generation of digital automation system for power substations, enabling higher flexibility, scalability, cross-industry innovation while ensuring time and cost-efficiency. Following the path of other sectors such as telecommunication networks, open source and virtualization will be the mainstays of this new systems. In the first half of 2020, a Design Team was formed under LF Energy umbrella to draft the roadmap of an open source project aiming at developing a “reference design” and “industrial grade” platform that can run virtualized real-time automation applications. This group gathered several technology vendors and end-users. This session will present the works of the Design Team, touching upon the system architecture and technology stack implemented in the project (Yocto, KVM, OvS, DPDK, Docker, Kubernetes). It will also outline the specific requirements of the power grid industry and the next challenges of the project.

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Lucian Balea

R&D Program Director & Open Source Officer, RTE
Lucian is R&D Program Director and open source manager at RTE, the French power transmission system operator. He is leading the open source strategy of RTE which aims at moving the digitalization of the power grid into a new era. Early 2018 he started a collaboration with The Linux... Read More →

Aurélien WATARE

Project Manager, RTE
Aurelien is Project manager at RTE, the French power transmission system operator. He is in charge of the virtualisation of  the digital substation.Aurelien has been with RTE since 2008 and worked as an R&D engineer and in the real time grid operation control center.

Tuesday October 27, 2020 13:00 - 13:50 GMT
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