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DEFENDER at the European Parliament as an excellent coorperation example

On 28 November 2017, during the “Smart Grid viewed from the regional cooperation perspective” conference that took place at the European Parliament,  Dr. Dušan Gabrijelčič (IJS) presented the DEFENDER project as an example of excellent cooperation between Slovenian stakeholders in the field of critical infrastructure protection.

More information on the conference is available at the following link.

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DEFENDER 3rd Plenary Meeting in Terni

ASM Terni hosted the 3rd DEFENDER meeting in Terni on 26-27/10/2017.  During the meeting, the consortium had the chance to visit ASM premises and review part of ASM Distribution Network Infrastructure including the main ASM network control centre and some ASM secondary substations. Moreover, the consortium had the chance to visit the ASM photovoltaic Park.

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DEFENDER 2nd Meeting in Ljubjana

ELES, JSI and ICS hosted the 2nd DEFENDER meeting in Ljubljana on 17-18/7/2017.  During the meeting, the consortium had the chance to visit ELES premises and review part of ELES Transmission  Network Infrastructure including one of the main ELES network control centres.

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Nuclear Power Plants as Critical Energy Infrastructure

March 2, 2017—In late May 1958, the president addressed the nation from the White House via radio and television, heralding the dawn of a new type of electricity-generating technology.

“This plant—using the power of the atom to supply electrical power—represents what can be done, not only in America, but throughout the world, to put the atom to work for the good of mankind…” President Dwight Eisenhower said.

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Why utilities say grid security is the most pressing sector issue of 2017

In December 2015, grid control center operators in Ukraine watched helplessly as their cursors moved across their computer displays, clicking substations offline. They frantically struggled to retake control until being involuntarily logged out.

Before the cyber attack ended, three stations were seized and over 225,000 Ukrainian electricity customers lost power. The hackers also shut down the three centers’ uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), leaving the operators themselves in the dark, according to a detailed study of the incident by the Electricity Information Sharing and Analysis Center (E-ISAC).

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