Dear Reader, welcome to the first newsletter of the SDN-microSENSE project, an EU Funded Innovation Project. This first edition provides you an introduction of the project. We hope you will find the contents of this newsletter interesting, your comments and suggestions are always appreciated.

Introduction to SDN-microSENSE

SDN-microSENSE started on May 2019 and is a three years project that aims at providing and demonstrating a secure, resilient to cyber-attacks, privacy-enabled, and protected against data breaches solution for decentralised Electrical Power and Energy Systems (EPES). All designed, developed, and tested technologies should consider the latest related research findings and maintain high compliance with current industrial standards (e.g., IEC standards).
The project brings together 31 partners across Europe including Research Institutes, Academia, Industry and SMEs.

Project Information
Acronym: SDN-microSENSE
GA number: 833955
Call topic: SU-DS-2018
Start date: 01/05/2019
Duration: 36 months


The project has the following objectives:
  • To design and provide a new resilient, multi-layered and SDN-enabled microgrid architecture, which will leverage the global system visibility for preventing and addressing disruptions to the underlying SCADA and ICS infrastructure.
  • To design and develop a risk assessment and management framework
  • To develop and implement applications which exploit direct networking controllability and programmability offered by SDN to investigate multiple security applications, including self-healing attack-resilient PMU and RTU, for going toward achieving resilient and secure operations in the face of various cyberthreats and failures
  • Deliver an energy trading platform for secure and flexible trading managemen
  • To provide a robust, distributed and effective IT cyber-defense system for large-scale EPES ecosystemt
  • To design and deploy an anonymous channel of EPES which will allow secure and privacy-preserving information sharing among energy operators and actors
  • To deliver a privacy-preserving framework for enhancing EPES against data breaches
  • To design and develop a policy recommendation framework based on the SDN-microSENSE results, lessons learnt and best practices for formulating recommendations for standardisation and certification. 
  • To design and demonstrate five large-scale pilots across Europe

Use cases

There are six use cases that will be examined in five countries.You can learn more details by selecting the link in each of them:
  • Use Case 1: Investigation of Versatile Cyberattack Scenarios and Methodologies Against EPES. Location: rondheim, Norway
  • Use Case 2: Massive False Data Injection Cyberattack Against State Operation and Automatic Generation Control, Location: Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Use Case 3: Large-scale Islanding Scenario Using Real-life Infrastructure, Location: Lavrio, Attica, Greece
  • Use Case 4: EPES Cyber-defence against Coordinated Attacks, Location: Spain
  • Use Case 5: Distribution Grid Restoration in Real-world PM Microgrids, Location: municipality of Avdera, Xanthi, Greece
  • Use Case 6: Realising Private and Efficient Energy Trading among PV Prosumers, Sweden

About SDN-microSENSE

SDN-microSENSE has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 833955. The information contained in this newsletter reflects only the authors’ view. EC is not responsible for any use that may be made of this information. SDN-microSENSE website
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