The introduction of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) into power grids allows automatic monitoring and control of the power demand and supply. This concept is referred to as Smart Grid and is expected to grow exponentially. ICT systems are increasingly subject to cyber attacks, which can have a disruptive impact on the power grid, and risk business interests and people's safety. The goal of the SEGRID research project is to improve the defense of Smart Grids against cyber attacks.
The research project SEGRID is devoted to enhance the protection of Smart Grids against cyber attacks. With a budget of 4.5 Million Euro over three years, the project brings together Europe's leading companies and research institutes in the areas of energy distribution, power supply and critical infrastructures, communication and system security.
With reference to five smart grid use cases, SEGRID will apply a risk management analysis approach, define security requirements, and determine gaps in current security technologies, standards and regulations. The identified gaps and the analysis itself will give input to the enhancement of risk assessment methodologies and the development of novel security solutions for smart grids.
Some of the goals considered are:
4 500 000 euro