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A Framework for electrical power sysTems vulnerability identification,dEfense and Restoration

Objective

AFTER project addresses the challenges posed by the need for vulnerability evaluation and contin-gency planning of the energy grids and energy plants considering also the relevant ICT systems used in protection and control.
Project emphasis is on cascading events that can cause catastrophic outages of the electric power systems.

The main addressed problems are related to high impact wide spread multiple contingencies, the most significant wide area criticality. This kind of contingencies and the following cascading effects can be caused by deliberate acts of terrorism, sabotage, criminal activity, malicious behaviour etc or they can simply be caused by a combination of accidents, natural disasters, negli-gence.

Both risk analysis and risk mitigation will be pursued.

In particular, two major objectives are addressed.

The first is to develop a methodology and tool for the integrated, global vulnerability analysis and risk assessment of the interconnected Electrical Power Systems considering their interdependencies.
This objective meets the TSO (Transmission System Operator) need to overcome current approaches based on separate evaluations of either power system or ICT system. Further, the adoption of risk concepts allows a more in-depth, quantitative evaluation of the security of the electrical power system.

The second objective is to develop algorithms and tools supporting contingency planning in a two-fold approach:
• preventing or limiting system disruption, by means of physical security techniques and defence plans; and
• re-establishing the system after a major disruption, by means of restoration plans.

To this aim, AFTER propose the use of the global risk assessment methodologies as a support to defence plan design. A language to model defence plans functionalities and ICT architecture is de-veloped. New defence plan concepts are also introduced to cope with emergency situations.

Call for proposal

FP7-SEC-2010-1
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Coordinator

RICERCA SUL SISTEMA ENERGETICO - RSE SPA
Address
Via Raffaele Rubattino 54
20134 Milano
Italy
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 540 033,75
Administrative Contact
Carlo Legramandi (Dr.)

Participants (13)

AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 266 650
Address
Lungotevere Grande Ammiraglio Thaon Di Revel 76
00196 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Giordano Vicoli (Dr.)
SINTEF ENERGI AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 477 463
Address
Sem Saelandsveg 11
7465 Trondheim
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Gerd Hovin Kjølle (Dr.)
STIFTELSEN SINTEF
Norway
EU contribution
€ 246 281
Address
Strindveien 4
7034 Trondheim
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Martin Gilje Jaatun (Mr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI GENOVA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 160 780
Address
Via Balbi 5
16126 Genova
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Isa Traverso (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 381 903,60
Address
Belfield
4 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Donal Doolan (Mr.)
CITY UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 174 881,20
Address
Northampton Square
EC1V 0HB London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Peter Popov (Dr.)
ALSTOM POWER SYSTEMS

Participation ended

France
EU contribution
€ 79 745,30
Address
204 Rond-point Du Pont De Sevres
92100 Boulogne-billancourt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Laurent Schmitt (Mr.)
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 425 160
Address
Werner-von-siemens-str. 1
80333 Munchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Caroline Wagner-Winter (Ms.)
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 197 742,40
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Josephina Pijls (Ms.)
ELIA SYSTEM OPERATOR
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 50 956,80
Address
Boulevard De L'empereur 20
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stephane Otjacques (Mr.)
TERNA - RETE ELETTRICA NAZIONALE SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 157 485
Address
Viale Egidio Galbani 70
00156 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marino Sforna (Dr.)
CEPS AS
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 94 500
Address
Elektrarenska 774/2
101 52 Praha 10
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Martin Bilek (Dr.)
GRID SOLUTIONS SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 220 220,95
Address
Esp Du General De Gaulle 51 Imm Le Galilee 8Eme Etage Courbevoie
92907 Paris La Defense
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Philippe Cros (Mr.)