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Helmholtz Research: Security- & Safety-Critical Infrastructure

The smart grid brings many benefits but also introduces new risks. To be able to handle the decentralization of power production, like the increase of small renewable power plants and prosumers, advanced demand side management capabilities are necessary. Smart meters with the ability to control user devices provide support for demand side management, but may also be vulnerable to cyber attacks. Within the portfolio research project, three Helmholtz research centers (FZ Jülich, DLR and KIT) cooperate to investigate the interplay between critical infrastructures (e.g., hospitals, water supply) the power grid and its IT infrastructure.


Contact: Misha Strittmatter