Dispersive Technologies and California ISO Launch First Software-Defined Network for Critical Infrastructure
SAN MATEO, Calif., Aug. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Dispersive Technologies, Inc. has gone live with its new Internet-based, software-defined network for use by California’s energy grid operator to efficiently and effectively connect entities using real-time devices to the grid’s energy management system.
Humboldt Redwood Company, owner of a 28.8 megawatt biomass power plant, became the first operator to be brought online with the network. The unit will generate steam and electricity by annually burning approximately 250,000 bone-dry tons of wood waste from the company’s sawmill and planer mill in Scotia, California.
“HRC is pleased to be the first California plant using this network,” said Jim Pelkey, Humboldt Redwood Company’s Chief Financial Officer. “When making the choice, we were especially impressed with the minimal ramp-up time and extensive security measures. Additionally, the support provided by Dispersive Technologies team was excellent.”
The new network, developed and operated by Dispersive Technologies, Inc., is being used by the California Independent System Operator (ISO) to connect capacity generation assets to its control system.
“Most network services used to securely transport SCADA data depend on technologies almost 20 years old,” said Richard E. Harrison, president and CEO of Dispersive Technologies….