SDN-microSENSE

SDN - microgrid reSilient Electrical eNergy SystEm

Abstract: SDN-microSENSE intends to provide a set of secure, privacy-enabled and resilient to cyberattacks tools, thus ensuring the normal operation of EPES as well as the integrity and the confidentiality of communications.The smart energy ecosystem constitutes the next technological leap of the conventional electrical grid, providing multiple benefits such as increased reliability, better service quality and efficient utilization of the existing infrastructures. However, despite the fact that it brings beneficial environmental, economic and social changes, it also generates significant security and privacy challenges, as it includes a combination of heterogeneous, co-existing smart and legacy technologies. Based on this reality, the SDN-microSENSE project intends to provide a set of secure, privacy-enabled and resilient to cyberattacks tools, thus ensuring the normal operation of EPES as well as the integrity and the confidentiality of communications. In particular, adopting an SDN-based technology, SDN-microSENSE will develop a three-layer security architecture, by deploying and implementing risk assessment processes, self-healing capabilities, large-scale distributed detection and prevention mechanisms, as well as an overlay privacy protection framework. Firstly, the risk assessment framework will identify the risk level of each component of EPES, identifying the possible threats and vulnerabilities. Accordingly, in the context of self-healing, islanding schemes and energy management processes will be deployed, isolating the critical parts of the network in the case of emergency. Furthermore, collaborative intrusion detection tools will be capable of detecting and preventing possible threats and anomalies timely. Finally, the overlay privacy protection framework will focus on the privacy issues, including homomorphic encryption and anonymity processes
SDN-microSENSE is a EU H2020 Innovation Action (IA).

ERCIM's role: project partner

Duration: 36 months from 1 May 2019 to 30 April 2022

Total budget: € 10 100 963.21
EU funding: € 7 992 462.50

Partners: Ayesa Advanced Technologies SA, University of Western Macedonia, CERTH, Realaiz, ATOS Spain SA, Schneider Electric France SAS, KAEM Public Power Corporation S.A., Fundacion Tecnalia Research & Innovation, Municipality of Advira, IEIT Innovative Energy And Information Technologies Ltd, Elektroenergien Sistemen Operator EAD, CEZ Distribution Bulgaria AD, UBITECH Limited, Cyberlens Ltd, Sidroco Holdings Limited, 0 Infinity Limited, Eight Bells Ltd, Incites Consulting Sarl, Energynautics Gmbh, Norges Teknisk-Naturvitenskapelige Universitet NTNU, Siaxampanis E.E., LUH Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universitaet Hannover, Ravna Hydro Ltd, Fundacio Institut De Recerca De L'Energia De Catalunya, Estabanell Y Pahisa Energia SA, Checkwatt AB, Independent Power Transmission Operator SA, SINTEF Energy SA, Dil Diel Goldline, IDENER Optimizacion Orientada A La Sostenibilidad Sl, GEIE ERCIM W3C

Web site: http://www.sdnmicrosense.eu/

Fact sheet (Cordis): https://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/222641/factsheet/en