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Scalable, trustEd, and interoperAble pLatform for sEcureD smart GRID

Objective

The rapid evolution of ICT has revealed the potential for centrally monitoring, controlling, and optimising the power grid. In this context, a more intelligent, responsive, and efficient, system has been devised, known as the Smart Grid (SG). As explained in the EU Third Energy Package the SG will support a dynamic two-way information exchange between utility companies and their customers, contributing towards a smart and sustainable energy management in Europe and the establishment of a wiser energy consumption mentality. However, besides the benefits of such an endeavour, the power grid will be exposed to security threats inherited from the ICT sector, while privacy issues and new vulnerabilities, related to the specific characteristics of the SG infrastructure, will emerge. The problem is assessed as crucial, if we consider that a potential attack to the SG may lead to cascading failures, ranging from destruction of other interconnected critical infrastructures to loss of human lives. Thus, the development of a security platform tailored to the SG is required, that i) can efficiently manage the plethora of SG nodes, ii) deal with potential malicious hardware or software modifications due to the physical access of the customers to the SG nodes, and iii) operate over heterogeneous systems. Considering all the above, SealedGRID aims at bringing together experts from industry and academia from cross-sectorial research areas having complementary background with the long-term goal to design, analyse, and implement a scalable, highly trusted and interoperable SG security platform. The platform will combine, for the very first time, technologies like Blockchain, Distributed Hash Tables, Trusted Execution Environments, and OpenID Connect, while for its realization the SealedGRID consortium is committed to a fully-integrated and multi-disciplinary secondment programme combined with a set of networking, dissemination, and exploitation activities.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electrical engineering/power engineering/electric power transmission

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2017
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-RISE - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF PIRAEUS RESEARCH CENTER
Address
Gr. Lampraki 122
185 32 Piraeus
Greece
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 243 000

Participants (5)

UNIVERSIDAD DE MALAGA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 216 000
Address
Avda Cervantes, Num. 2
29016 Malaga
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BEIA CONSULT INTERNATIONAL SRL
Romania
EU contribution
€ 270 000
Address
Street Poiana Narciselor 12 1St Floor Apartment 3 Sector 1
010158 Bucuresti
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NEUROSOFT SOFTWARE PRODUCTIONS SA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 270 000
Address
466 Hrakleiou Av N Hrakleion
141 22 Athens
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CONSORZIO NAZIONALE INTERUNIVERSITARIO PER LE TELECOMUNICAZIONI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 54 000
Address
Viale G. P. Usberti 181A
43124 Parma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FOGUS INNOVATIONS & SERVICES P.C.
Greece
EU contribution
€ 27 000
Address
Michali Karaoli 51-53
161 21 Kaisairiani
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)