Towards a Collaborative Framework to Improve Urban Grid Resilience

Oliver Jung, Sandford Besser, Andrea Ceccarelli, Tomasso Zoppi, Alexandr Vasenev, L. Montoya, Tony Clarke, Keith Chappell

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Abstract

Two trends will help to ensure reliable electricity supply in Smart Cities: a) the ongoing deployment of Smart Grid technology and b) the adoption of distributed energy resources. Unfortunately, the increased reliance on ICT in the Smart Grid will expose new threats that could result in incidents that might affect urban electricity distribution networks by causing power outages. Diverse specialists will need to cooperate to address these threats. This position paper outlines a methodology for establishing a collaborative framework that supports the definition of response strategies to threats. We consider the ongoing evolution of the electricity grids and the threats emerging while the grid evolves. After outlining possible scenarios of urban grid development, we highlight several threats and the strategies of attackers. Finally, we introduce a framework that aims to foster the collaboration of stakeholders involved in city resilience planning taking into account grid vulnerability and criticality from a city’s perspective.
Original languageUndefined
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE International Energy Conference, ENERGYCON 2016
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherIEEE
Pages1-6
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)978-1-4673-8464-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2016
Event2016 IEEE International Energy Conference, ENERGYCON 2016 - Leuven, Belgium
Duration: 4 Apr 20168 Apr 2016
http://www.ieee-energycon2016.org/

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Conference2016 IEEE International Energy Conference, ENERGYCON 2016
Abbreviated titleENERGYCON
CountryBelgium
CityLeuven
Period4/04/168/04/16
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Keywords

  • SCS-Cybersecurity
  • IR-98411
  • METIS-315057
  • EWI-26501

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Jung, O., Besser, S., Ceccarelli, A., Zoppi, T., Vasenev, A., Montoya, L., ... Chappell, K. (2016). Towards a Collaborative Framework to Improve Urban Grid Resilience. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Energy Conference, ENERGYCON 2016 (pp. 1-6). New York: IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/ENERGYCON.2016.7513887
Jung, Oliver ; Besser, Sandford ; Ceccarelli, Andrea ; Zoppi, Tomasso ; Vasenev, Alexandr ; Montoya, L. ; Clarke, Tony ; Chappell, Keith. / Towards a Collaborative Framework to Improve Urban Grid Resilience. Proceedings of the IEEE International Energy Conference, ENERGYCON 2016. New York : IEEE, 2016. pp. 1-6
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Towards a Collaborative Framework to Improve Urban Grid Resilience. / Jung, Oliver; Besser, Sandford; Ceccarelli, Andrea; Zoppi, Tomasso; Vasenev, Alexandr; Montoya, L.; Clarke, Tony; Chappell, Keith.

Proceedings of the IEEE International Energy Conference, ENERGYCON 2016. New York : IEEE, 2016. p. 1-6.

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Jung O, Besser S, Ceccarelli A, Zoppi T, Vasenev A, Montoya L et al. Towards a Collaborative Framework to Improve Urban Grid Resilience. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Energy Conference, ENERGYCON 2016. New York: IEEE. 2016. p. 1-6 https://doi.org/10.1109/ENERGYCON.2016.7513887