Virtualization in Smart City Critical Energy Infrastructure

Presented By: Moein Manbachi

The recent pandemic has revolutionized the way we work and how we access our infrastructure remotely. There has been a recent trend among industrial companies and city managers to adopt novel strategies to ensure the reliability, safety and security of their critical energy infrastructure in this new environment. Virtualization technologies have been suggested by many experts as a way to support these strategies. Digital twinning, combined with other smart city technologies and systems such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI), will allow smart city critical energy infrastructures to be more visible, flexible, and resilient.

This webinar focuses on virtualization technologies, their applications, their advantages and disadvantages, and the role such technologies can play in supporting smart city energy infrastructures, such as smart microgrids, substations, and energy hubs. Following are the learning objectives for this webinar:

  • Understanding how advanced virtualization technologies can be utilized.
  • Learning how proper virtualization topology can be designed.
  • Learning how control/command layer(s) can be migrated into the cloud.
  • Investigating the latest virtualization challenges and integration issues.

As a result of this webinar, attendees will learn about recent advancements in virtualization technologies for critical energy infrastructure in smart cities.


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Who Should Attend?

  • This webinar would benefit those who are interested in advanced virtualization technology application in smart cities and those who would like to learn how such technologies can provide critical energy infrastructures with more accuracy, reliability, and efficiency. In addition, those who are eager to learn more about virtualization technology implementation challenges can benefit from this webinar as well.

About the Speaker

ProfileDr. Moein Manbachi received the Ph.D. degree in mechatronic systems engineering from Simon Fraser University, BC, Canada, in 2015. He was a Post-doctoral Fellow at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of British Columbia, Vancouver (2016-2017). He is currently a Project Leader and Instructor with the Smart Microgrid Applied Research Team within the Centre for Applied Research and Innovation of British Columbia Institute of Technology, Vancouver, BC, Canada. He has more than 12 years of experience in power systems and critical infrastructure cybersecurity, and authored/co-authored more than 37 peer-reviewed technical papers in scientific journals and conferences. Dr. Manbachi is an IEEE senior member and a member of the Association of Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia. His main research areas are smart grids, critical infrastructure cybersecurity, renewable energy resources, virtualization and digital twin technologies.

Tags & Topics for This Webinar:

  • Digital twins; Cloud; Virtualization; Critical Energy Infrastructure; Optimization; Data Analytics; Artificial Intelligence, Metaverse