Securing SmartGrid Devices Means Closing the Loop According to New OATI White Paper

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Open Access Technology International, Inc. (OATI) releases a solution brief on bringing control center-level security to end-use devices.

While end-use devices — such as solar and other renewable generation sources, water heaters, and HVAC systems — have the potential to increase the value of power grid operations, it has been difficult to harness the power of these devices due to lack of efficient, affordable, and secure communication paths.

A new solution brief from OATI, Securing the Edge of the Grid: Bringing Control Center Level Security to End-Use Devices, explains how utilities can achieve the potential economic and reliability benefits of implementing a closed-loop security system for grid-edge devices.

“We are very excited to release this report,” says Erik Amudson, Chief Technology Officer of Advanced Systems Design, “To ensure the reliability of the power grid, Utilities need to know how to secure these devices.”

Request your copy of Securing the Edge of the Grid today at

About OATI

OATI provides innovative software solutions that simplify, streamline, and empower the operational tasks required in today’s energy commerce and Smart Grid. With more than 1,400 customers in North America, OATI successfully deploys large, complicated, and diverse mission-critical applications committed to industry standards and stringent NERC CIP guidelines. GridControl™/SM from OATI gives utilities complete control of all their distributed energy resources, generation assets, and electrical grid equipment.

OATI ( is a leading provider of Smart Grid, Energy Trading and Risk Management, Transmission Scheduling, Congestion Management, and Market Management products and services. OATI is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with an office in Redwood City, California. For more information, please contact sales(at)oati(dot)net.

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