Deep Cyber Physical Situational Awareness for Energy Systems:
A Secure Foundation for Next-Generation Energy Management
Power systems are cyber-physical systems that need to be resilient to a diverse range of threats. The goal of this U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Cyber Security for Energy Delivery Systems (CEDS) funded project for Cyber Physical Resilient Energy Systems (CYPRES) is to develop a secure cyber-physical modeling foundation that will be the core of next-generation energy management systems. The CYPRES project’s objectives are to design and build a next generation energy management system that is truly cyber-physical, a secure end-to-end system for managing the energy system, communications, security, and modeling and analytics.
Our mission is to enhance the reliability and resilience of our nation’s critical energy infrastructure.
Resilient Energy Systems Testbed
The Control Room Lab (CRL) located at the Center for Infrastructure Renewal (CIR) on the RELLIS campus is the home of Dr. Davis’s Resilient Energy Systems Lab (RESLab), the testbed of cyber-physical power system hardware and software that is being used for the simulation and data needs of this project.
The hardware and software testbed setup in CRL resembles a common commercial control system infrastructure found in the utility industry today. The initial configuration includes EMS and Synchrophasor production systems as well as various commercial solutions acquired through partnership with major vendors.
A. Umunnakwe, P. Wlazlo, A. Sahu, J. Velasquez, K. Davis, A. Goulart, S. Zonouz, “OpenConduit: A Tool for Recreating Power System Communication Networks Automatically”, published in 2022 IEEE International Conference on Communications, Control, and Computing Technologies for Smart Grids (SmartGridComm), December 2022. View