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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 France, Italy and Slovenia) fully covering the overall energy value chain, ranging from a bulk generation plant (ENGIE SA), to a decentralized RES generation one (BFP), a TSO HV network (ELES), to a DSO network (ASM) and a business prosumer.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/robotics/autonomous robots/drones

Call for proposal

CIP-2016-2017-1
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

ENGINEERING - INGEGNERIA INFORMATICA SPA
Address
Piazzale Dell'agricoltura 24
00144 Roma
Italy
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 1 038 579,68

Participants (19)

THALES
France
EU contribution
€ 580 419
Address
Tour Carpe Diem Place Des Corolles Esplanade Nord
92400 Courbevoie
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SINGULARLOGIC ANONYMI ETAIREIA PLIROFORIAKON SYSTIMATON KAI EFARMOGONPLIROFORIKIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 407 925
Address
Achaias 3 & Troizinias
14564 Nea Kifisia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SIEMENS SRL
Romania
EU contribution
€ 312 200
Address
Bdul Preciziei 24 Imobil H3 Etaj 3-5 Sector 6
062204 Bucuresti
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INEO ENERGY AND SYSTEMS

Participation ended

France
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
23 Rue General Valerie Andre
78140 Velizy Villacoublay
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STUDIO TECNICO BFP SOCIETA A RESPONSABILITA LIMITATA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 271 250
Address
Via Napoli 363/I
70132 Bari
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ELES DOO SISTEMSKI OPERATER PRENOSNEGA ELEKTROENERGETSKEGA OMREZJA
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 232 050
Address
Hajdrihova Ulica 2
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ASM TERNI SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 280 563,50
Address
Via Bruno Capponi 100
05100 Terni
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MINISTERO DELL'INTERNO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 173 250
Address
Piazza Del Viminale 1
00184 Rome
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
DR FRUCHT SYSTEMS LTD
Israel
EU contribution
€ 660 625
Address
Kibutz Ein Hamifratz
2412801 Acco
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VENAKA MEDIA LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 321 125
Address
Glebe Mews 2
DA15 8GU Sidcup London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
POWER OPERATIONS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 291 462,50
Address
1 Kings Avenue
N21 3NA London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
E-LEX - STUDIO LEGALE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 149 450
Address
Via Dei Barbieri 6
00186 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUT ZA KORPORATIVNE VARNOSTNE STUDIJE LJUBLJANA
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 306 250
Address
Cesta Andreja Bitenca 68
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Research Organisations
RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 432 000
Address
Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNOLOGIKO EKPEDEFTIKO IDRIMA STEREAS ELLADAS

Participation ended

Greece
EU contribution
€ 130 331,61
Address
3 Klm Palaias Ethnikis Odou Lamias Athinon
35100 Lamia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNINOVA-INSTITUTO DE DESENVOLVIMENTO DE NOVAS TECNOLOGIAS-ASSOCIACAO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 242 875
Address
Campus Da Caparica Quinta Da Torre
2829-516 Caparica
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUT JOZEF STEFAN
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 473 375
Address
Jamova 39
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Research Organisations
ENGIE
France
EU contribution
€ 324 937,82
Address
1 Place Samuel De Champlain
92400 Courbevoie
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ETHNIKO KAI KAPODISTRIAKO PANEPISTIMIO ATHINON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 162 168,39
Address
6 Christou Lada Str
10561 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments