AFTER Project Workshop

The Workshop will present the results of the AFTER Project (A Framework fo electrical power sysTems vulnerability identification, dEfense and Restoration) to the Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) community at ENEA in Rome.
When Nov 27, 2014
dalle 08:30 AM alle 01:30 PM
Where Rome - via Giulio Romano, 41
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The AFTER Project, funded by the European Commission – Seventh Framework Programme, has addressed the challenges posed by the need for vulnerability evaluation and contingency planning of the energy grids and energy plants, in presence of natural or man-related hazard scenarios, considering also the relevant Information Communication Technology (ICT) systems used in protection and control.

The project focused on high impact, widespread multiple contingencies and on cascading events that can cause catastrophic outages of the electric power systems.

Hazards can be due to deliberate acts of terrorism and/or sabotage, or to a combination of accidents, natural disasters, and human negligence.

Innovative tools for risk analysis and advanced techniques for risk mitigation has been proposed.

In particular, the AFTER project achieved two important targets.

  1. The first consists in developing a methodology and tool for the global vulnerability analysis and risk assessment of Electric Power Systems considering interdependencies with ICT systems
  2. The second consists in developing algorithms and tools supporting contingency planning in a two-fold approach:
  • preventing or limiting system disruption, by means of physical security techniques and defence plans;
  • restoring the system after a major disruption, by means of restoration plans.






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