Brian Smith
Principal Consultant
Chattanooga, TN

Brian Smith has over 30 years of experience in the electric utility field with an extensive background in industrial control systems cyber security, NERC CIP compliance, utility communications, utility automation systems, integration, networking, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), Energy Management Systems (EMS) and teleprotection applications. He also has experience in utility applications such as Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI), demand response, wide area situational awareness, Outage Management Systems (OMS), asset monitoring, Distributed Energy Resources (DER) as well as a range of communications, protocol, and cyber security technologies. He has assisted clients in efforts including system requirements development, system specifications, system architecture, system and device testing, technology training, security assessments, and product evaluation. He holds (ISC)2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), GIAC Critical Infrastructure Protection (GCIP), and TOGAF 9 certifications.

Prior to joining EnerNex, Brian was employed by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) in the Telecommunication Projects group within the utility’s transmission organization. His work at TVA involved planning and engineering responsibilities for telecommunications, SCADA/ EMS, teleprotection, and substation automation systems supporting the real time operation of TVA’s transmission and generation resources. Brian was one of the chief architects for TVA’s PowerWAN, a wide-area IP-communications network, as well as technical lead for telecommunications, teleprotection, and SCADA/telecontrol applications for TVA’s Bradley 500kV substation project — one of the first multi-relay vendor projects to implement the full suite of IEC 61850.

Areas of Expertise

NERC CIP Compliance
Grid Modernization Roadmap and Strategy
Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA)
Demand Response
Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI)


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