Bill Johnson, president and chief executive officer at TDi Technologies is a member of the Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) committee comprised of 12-20 members. The Cyber Resilient Energy Delivery Consortium (CREDC) performs multidisciplinary R&D in support of the Energy Sector Control Systems Working Group’s Roadmap of resilient Energy Delivery Systems (EDS) that focuses on the cybersecurity of EDS. CREDC addresses the cybersecurity of power grids and oil & gas refinery and pipeline operations, which has been the subject of legislation, standards, and executive actions.
There is growing awareness that the industry must move to ensure that EDS sustain critical functions in the presence of disruptive events arising from cyber attacks and misconfigurations, and to rapidly recover from disruptions to full functionality. CREDC conducts a number of research activities that address multiple Roadmap elements at a variety of Technology Readiness Levels.
The central project goal is to create a research and development ecosystem where research results lead directly to the development of applications and methodologies which are then validated in realistic contexts. The team members participate in quarterly, remote meetings with CREDC leadership and advice and offer guidance on:
- Strategic Direction
- Review Project Progress
- Common on New Proposals
The following energy industry stakeholders serve on the CREDC Industrial Advisory Board:
- Mark Browning, Exelon Utilities
- Fred Cohn, Schneider Electric
- James Formea, Eaton Cooper Power Systems
- Dennis Gammel, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories
- Mark Guth, Southern Company Gas
- Dmitry Ishchenko, ABB US Corporate Research Center
- Michael Keane, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
- Bill Johnson, TDi Technologies Inc.
- Blake Larsen, Andeavor
- Robert M. Lee, Dragos, Inc.
- Jonathon Monken, PJM Interconnection
- Paul Myrda, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
- Bryan Owen, OSIsoft LLC
The diverse Industry Advisory Board brings value in terms of influence on CREDC direction, exposure to a broad spectrum of emerging technologies and viewpoints from diverse corners of the industry.
For More Information About CREDC – www. cred-c.org
CREDC is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Electricity Delivery & Energy Reliability and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology Directorate. Consortium partners include: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Argonne National Laboratory, Arizona State University, Dartmouth College, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Old Dominion University, Oregon State University, the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Rutgers University, Tennessee State University, the University of Houston, and Washington State University.