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RESCUE project granted for resilience research on energy transition

Monday, 28 June 2021

We are very pleased to announce that the RESCUE project from Dr. Alex Stefanov has been rewarded with a NWO grant. Alex will focus on Resilience and Cyber Security of Integrated Cyber-Physical Energy Systems. Energy transition is one of the greatest challenges of our time. The transition to sustainable energy is complex and requires change at multiple levels.

The main goal of the project is to develop advanced mathematical and computational foundations, methods, and technologies for incident response to protect utilities from state-sponsored cyber attacks, cyber secure the Control Room of the Future, and improve the operational resilience of integrated cyber-physical energy systems to such threats considering a further digitalisation.

Title:

Resilience and Cyber Security of Integrated Cyber-Physical Energy Systems (RESCUE)

Main Applicant / Overall coordinator:

Dr. Alex Stefanov, Intelligent Electrical Power Grids, Department of Electrical Sustainable Energy (EWI), TU Delft

Total project budget:

1.134 million euros

Consortium:

TU Delft, Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI), Netherlands eScience Center, TenneT TSO, Siemens, DNV GL, European Network for Cyber Security.

Abstract:

RESCUE aims to develop advanced mathematical and computational foundations, methods, and technologies for incident response to protect utilities from state-sponsored cyber attacks and cyber secure the Control Room of the Future. It improves operational resilience of integrated cyber-physical energy systems to such threats by combining innovative technologies, incident response strategies and human factors, and by building trained human capital for grid operators to deal with the ever-growing cyber threats. This research considers both present and future developments up to 2030 in digitalisation of energy systems and cyber security threats.

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