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Empowering resilience of energy systems

The Electrical Power and Energy Systems (EPES) is a complex yet critical infrastructure that is also vulnerable to cyberattacks. Protecting these systems is vital for the smooth operation of sectors like transportation, communication, industry, finance, disaster, response, water and energy. In this context, the EU-funded ELECTRON project will address the need to shield against a variety of threats – from cybersecurity incidents and privacy violations to electricity disturbances and severe human errors caused by a lack of relevant training. Specifically, the project will develop a new-generation EPES platform capable of empowering the resilience of energy systems through risk assessment, anomaly detection/prevention, failure mitigation and energy restoration.


In the era of hyper-connected digital economies, the smart technologies play a vital role in the operation of the Electrical Power and Energy Systems (EPES), transforming it into a new, decentralised model with multiple benefits, such as distributed generation, pervasive control, remote monitoring, and self-healing. However, the growing number of cybersecurity incidents in EPES promotes the need for shielding against a variety of threats, ranging from cyberattacks, dynamic and evolving Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs), and privacy violations, to electricity disturbances and severe human errors caused by lack of relevant training. The diverse threats that modern EPES are facing require novel and holistic solutions that employ cutting-edge technologies to detect and mitigate threats, while continuously assessing the dynamic EPES environment, ensuring compliance with the latest cybersecurity standards and training the EPES personnel to appropriately respond to cybersecurity incidents and mitigate the human-error factor. Considering these, ELECTRON aims at delivering a new-generation EPES platform, capable of empowering the resilience of energy systems against cyber, privacy, and data attacks through four main pillars (risk assessment and certification, anomaly detection and prevention, failure mitigation and energy restoration, and addressing internal threats and gaps through AR-VR-based personnel training and certification), while fostering the cyber protection standardisation and certification via three novel authorities, namely the cybersecurity lighthouse, the cybersecurity training and certification authority, and the energy trading centre.

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Net EU contribution
€ 183 750,00
Place du champ de mars 5/10
1050 Bruxelles / brussel

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Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Other funding
€ 78 750,00

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