Resilient core networks for energy distribution

Nicolai Kuntze, Carsten Rudolph, Sally Leivesley, David Manz, Barbara Endicott-Popovsky

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Substations and their control are crucial for the availability of electricity in today's energy distribution. Advanced energy grids with Distributed Energy Resources require higher complexity in substations, distributed functionality and communication between devices inside substations and between substations. Also, substations include more and more intelligent devices and ICT based systems. All these devices are connected to other systems by different types of communication links or are situated in uncontrolled environments. Therefore, the risk of ICT based attacks on energy grids is growing. Consequently, security measures to counter these risks need to be an intrinsic part of energy grids. This paper introduces the concept of a Resilient Core Network to interconnected substations. This core network provides essential security features, enables fast detection of attacks and allows for a distributed and autonomous mitigation of ICT based risks.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2014 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting, PES 2014
Subtitle of host publication27-31 July 2014 National Harbour, MD, USA
EditorsJeffrey H. Nelson
Place of PublicationNew York NY USA
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781479964154
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting 2014 - National Harbor, United States of America
Duration: 27 Jul 201431 Jul 2014


ConferenceIEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting 2014
Abbreviated titlePES-GM 2014
CountryUnited States of America
CityNational Harbor

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