Toward more secure, stronger and smarter electric power grids

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Abstract

Grid communications and control systems are often thought to be much more securely protected than is actually the case. An effective remedial program begins with a thorough and clear-eyed assessment of all vulnerabilities; especially to malware and intrusions. Both the importance and difficulty of protecting power systems have long been recognized. The critical assets that must be accounted for include thousands of transformers, line reactors, series capacitors, and transmission lines. Physical protection of these widely diverse and dispersed assets is impractical and command control layers yield new benefits only if designed correctly and securely, posing additional challenges. Our strategic focus is to better understand the true dynamics of complex interdependent energy/communications/economic networks in order to enable stronger, greener, more secure and smarter power grids. The objective of this project is to model, design and develop a reconfigurable smart end-to-end system supported by secure sensing/wireless communication network and fault-resilient real-time controls.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2011 IEEE PES General Meeting
Subtitle of host publicationThe Electrification of Transportation and the Grid of the Future
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 9 2011
Event2011 IEEE PES General Meeting: The Electrification of Transportation and the Grid of the Future - Detroit, MI, United States
Duration: Jul 24 2011Jul 28 2011

Publication series

NameIEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting
ISSN (Print)1944-9925
ISSN (Electronic)1944-9933

Other

Other2011 IEEE PES General Meeting: The Electrification of Transportation and the Grid of the Future
CountryUnited States
CityDetroit, MI
Period7/24/117/28/11

Keywords

  • Cyber Security
  • Power Systems
  • Smart Grids

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    Amin, S. M. (2011). Toward more secure, stronger and smarter electric power grids. In 2011 IEEE PES General Meeting: The Electrification of Transportation and the Grid of the Future [6039759] (IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting). https://doi.org/10.1109/PES.2011.6039759