EFORT New Project
16 January, 2022
iSolutions Labs in a new project EFORT received excellent results together with partners
eFORT will provide a clear picture of the vulnerabilities and main threats that the actual EPES faces in order to develop secure by design technologies, strategies and procedures. Such an approach will enable the further digitalization and decentralization of the energy grid without affecting the security of supply and increasing their reliability and resiliency against natural disaster and attacks.
eFORT addresses this complex challenge by gathering a competitive consortium of 24 partners, from 10 EU countries, that provides the needed expertise to develop and implement, in a collaborative way, the required innovations. eFORT will put in place a set of solutions which include among others;
(i) asset management developments to strengthen EPES’ infrastructure robustness (e.g., SecureBox, an edge device for security management; TSO-DSO data exchange procedures; IoT security; etc.);
(ii) digitalisation technologies by means of developing digital twins of interconnected power grids, blockchain for grid resiliency and automized substations 4.0; and
(iii) software tools for more secure data management and operational modes (e.g., self-healing and islanding algorithms, dynamic risk assessments, intrusion detection systems, interactive visualization tools, etc.) that will be integrated into an Intelligent Platform able to gather information from the field components of the smart grids and apply the developed heavy-duty algorithms to address attacks and disruptive events.
All these elements will be validated through models and relevant environments coming from 4 eFORT demo cases covering the whole value chain of the EPES:
(i) a pan-European transmission network (The Netherlands-Germany);
(ii) a remote distribution grid located in Sarentino Valley (Italy);
(iii) a digital substation in Ukraine;
(iv) a micro-grid with high penetration of prosumers and IoT devices in Spain.