Challenge and objective

  • Modern electric power systems are complex cyberphysical systems.
  • The integration of traditional power and digital technologies result in interdependencies that need to be considered in risk analysis.

Work performed

  • The Vulnerability Framework previously developed for power systems is adapted and applied for a combined analysis of power system- and cybersecurity vulnerabilities on a realistic case

Significant results

  • An extended framework for combined power and ICT system vulnerability analysis, including dependencies and interdependencies.
  • A case study demonstrating its application, with promising results, to support further use of the framework considering interdependencies and keeping the system perspective.

Impact for distribution system innovation

  • Decision support for management of reliability of power supply affected by cybersecurity makes it possible to control vulnerability in complex cyberphysical systems.

Figure source: G. Kjølle, O. Gjerde: "Vulnerability analysis related to extraordinary events in power systems." 2015 IEEE Eindhoven PowerTech. IEEE, 2015.

Susanne Sandell

WP1 Lead
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Susanne Sandell
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