Public policies for cyber security of sustainable dominated renewable smart grids

Moslem Dehghani, Taher Niknam, Mina GhasemiGarpachi, Hassan Haes Alhelou, Motahareh Pourbehzadi, Giti Javidi, Ehsan Sheybani

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The purpose of this paper is to examine cyber security issues related to smart grids (SGs), such as prior cyber-attacks, possible vulnerability issues, and enhanced cyber-security procedures for SGs on a technical and management basis. When designing public policies for SGs, it is important to consider both the motivations and obstacles to cyber protection and socio-economic conditions. Furthermore, the importance of suggested policies is viewed from various perspectives. The present paper provides an assessment of a group of policies specified by various stakeholders as having the potential for developing SG cyber security. The methodology for the formation of such a group of policies includes a perfect examination of global experience and meetings with experts from various fields. Subsequently, such policies are evaluated using a Delphi questionnaire aimed at assessing their advantages in pursuing investment goals for cyber security. The first result is that every policy is considered a positive effect of all goals, different in the priority assigned to each of them. The policies that received the most attention were: “regulatory changes policy to foster innovation in cyber security of SGs,” “regulation of new business models to improve cyber security and detect malicious attacks” and “establish a cyber-security governance strategy.”.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4057-4071
Number of pages15
JournalIET Generation, Transmission and Distribution
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2023


  • cyber-physical systems
  • power system security
  • smart power grids
  • sustainable development

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