Technical Tuesday – 2 May 2017 – Trends in Electric Power Control Systems Technology Developments, Grid Modernization, and Related Cyber Security Issues by Chuck Newton of Newton-Evans Research Company

Posted by on May 2, 2017 in Events Archive | No Comments

The presentation and discussion are based on recent Newton-Evans Research studies of SCADA-related technology, substation modernization and grid protection and control methods. Cyber topics are based on international studies conducted for the International Council on Large Electric Systems (In French: Conseil International des Grands Reseaux Electriques (CIGRE)) related to the communications-centric nature of monitoring and controlling electric power utilities around the world.

Presented by: Chuck Newton of Newton-Evans Research Company

Charles W. (Chuck) Newton is the President of Newton-Evans Research Company, a firm focused on electric power industry marketing research and technology consulting. Newton-Evans conducts research on grid-related modernization trends, control systems, and infrastructure topics.

Prior to launching Newton-Evans Research, Chuck had been a senior product planner with General Electric Information Systems and earlier with Control Data Corporation. His involvement with SCADA technology dates from his military service in the mid-1960’s during the initial combat deployment of computer-based field artillery data acquisition and control (FADAC) technology.

Chuck received an MBA in Marketing from Loyola University in Maryland and an undergraduate degree in Economics from Fordham University in New York City. Chuck is a life member of IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) and an active CIGRE member, serving on several international working groups concerning electric power grid modernization and cyber security efforts.