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Cyber Security for Microgrids

Cyber Security for Microgrids

Edited by Subham Sahoo, Frede Blaabjerg, Tomislav Dragicevic

Microgrids use ICT to intelligently deliver energy and integrate clean generation. They can operate independently from a larger grid and can help to strengthen grid resilience. Applications include remote as well as urban areas, hospitals, and manufacturing complexes. Cybersecurity challenges arise, exposing the microgrids to cyber-attacks, possibly resulting in harm to infrastructure and to people. Research has classified attacks based on confidentiality, integrity, and availability, and most countermeasures focus on specific attacks or on protecting specific components. A global approach is needed combining solutions that can secure the entire system and respond in milliseconds.

This reference work for researchers, in academia, industry and at grid operators as well as for students, provides an up-to-date framework for cybersecurity technologies and perspectives on operation, control, testbed and protection of microgrids from a system level perspective. Coverage includes the role of modern power electronics in active distribution networks, cyber-induced steady-state and dynamic issues, situational awareness of cyber-attacks, AI aided detection of data manipulation, cyber security threats in multi-agent microgrids, communication assisted protection, design and modeling of cyber-attacks for grid tied PV systems, stealth cyber-attacks, resilient distributed control, cyber-physical testbeds for smart grids and EV charging, and event-driven resiliency of microgrids against cyber-attacks. The book offers advanced cyber-attack detection strategies for microgrids to address breaches, counter attacks, deploy appropriate countermeasures, and stabilize microgrids under cyber-attacks.

About the Editors

Subham Sahoo is an assistant professor in the Department of Energy at Aalborg University, Denmark. With his PhD from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, he worked as a visiting student with the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Cardiff University in 2017, and as a postdoctoral researcher at the National University of Singapore. His research focuses on cyber-security and applications of AI in renewable energy generation and microgrids. He has (co-)authored 50 publications.

Frede Blaabjerg is a full professor in the Department of Energy at Aalborg University, Denmark. Prior experience includes work with ABB. He is honoris causa at University Politehnica Timisoara (UPT), Romania and Tallinn Technical University (TTU), Estonia. His research interests include power electronics and its applications, including wind turbines, PV systems, and reliability. He has published more than 600 journal papers and edited or co-authored several monographs.

Tomislav Dragicevic is a professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering at the Technical University of Denmark. His research is in application of advanced control, optimization and AI to electrical systems. Current projects include application of AI in DC microgrids, and AI-based control and design of smart electrical vehicle charging infrastructure. He has authored or co-authored more than 350 technical publications and filed for several patents. His research has been sponsored by various research foundations.

Item Subjects:
Energy Engineering

Publication Year: 2022

Pages: 327

ISBN-13: 978-1-83953-331-0

Format: HBK

Editors: Subham Sahoo, Frede Blaabjerg, Tomislav Dragicevic

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