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Defending the European Energy Infrastructures

Defending the European Energy Infrastructures

Objective

Critical Energy infrastructures (CEI) protection and security are becoming of utmost importance in our everyday life. However, cyber and system-theoretic approaches fail to provide appropriate security levels to CEIs, since they are often used in isolation and build on incomplete attack models, resulting in silos-like security management fragmented operational policies. To face these challenges, DEFENDER will (i) model CEIs as distributed Cyber-Physical Systems for managing the potential reciprocal effects of cyber and physical threats (ii) deploy a novel security governance model, which leverages on lifecycle assessment for cost-effective security management over the time (iii) bring people at centre stage by empowering them as virtual sensors for threat detection, as first level emergency responders to attacks, or by considering workforce as potential threats. DEFENDER will adapt, integrate, upscale and validate a number of TRL 4-5 technologies and deploy them within a TRL7 integrated yet adaptable framework for CEI security, resilience and self-healing “by design”, with a view to address, detect, and mitigate cyber-physical threats. To this aim DEFENDER framework will combine a range of devices/technologies for situational awareness (fixed sensors like PMUs, mobile devices like drones and advanced video surveillance) (ii) intelligent processing for cyber-physical threat detection with (iii) a toolbox for incident mitigation and emergency response and (iv) Human-In-The-Loop for managing people interaction with CEI, while leveraging on blockchain technology for peer-to-peer trustworthiness. The effectiveness of DEFENDER will be extensively validated on a CEI lab emulator (RWTH, Germany) and on 4 real life demonstrators (in Belgium, Italy and Slovenia) fully covering the overall energy value chain, ranging from a nuclear generation plant (ENGIE), to a decentralized RES generation one(BFP), a TSO HV network (ELES), to a DSO network (ASM) and a business prosumer.
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Coordinator

ENGINEERING - INGEGNERIA INFORMATICA SPA

Address

Piazzale Dell'Agricoltura 24
00144 Roma

Italy

Activity type

Other

EU Contribution

€ 990 579,68

Participants (18)

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THALES SA

France

EU Contribution

€ 580 419

SINGULARLOGIC ANONYMI ETAIREIA PLIROFORIAKON SYSTIMATON KAI EFARMOGON PLIROFORIKIS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 407 925

SIEMENS SRL

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 312 200

INEO ENERGY AND SYSTEMS

France

STUDIO TECNICO BFP SOCIETA A RESPONSABILITA LIMITATA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 271 250

ELES DOO SISTEMSKI OPERATER PRENOSNEGA ELEKTROENERGETSKEGA OMREZJA

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 232 050

ASM TERNI SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 280 563,50

MINISTERO DELL'INTERNO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 221 250

DR FRUCHT SYSTEMS LTD

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 660 625

VENAKA MEDIA LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 321 125

POWER OPERATIONS LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 291 462,50

E-LEX - STUDIO LEGALE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 149 450

INSTITUT ZA KORPORATIVNE VARNOSTNE STUDIJE LJUBLJANA

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 306 250

RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 432 000

TECHNOLOGIKO EKPEDEFTIKO IDRIMA STEREAS ELLADAS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 292 500

UNINOVA-INSTITUTO DE DESENVOLVIMENTO DE NOVAS TECNOLOGIAS-ASSOCIACAO

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 242 875

INSTITUT JOZEF STEFAN

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 473 375

ENGIE

France

EU Contribution

€ 324 937,82

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 740898

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 May 2017

  • End date

    30 April 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.7.4.

H2020-EU.3.7.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 8 857 660,71

  • EU contribution

    € 6 790 837,50

Coordinated by:

ENGINEERING - INGEGNERIA INFORMATICA SPA

Italy