-- Task 3.1 - Crutial - CRitical Utility InfrastructurAL resilience

Task 3.1

Testbed implementation of control systems

In this task, several representative control algorithms (selected from the existing and new applications of WP1) will be developed and deployed on the combination of power electronic converters, PC hardware and software, as well as on suited middleware wherever necessary. In order of increasing complexity, this will include a local control algorithm (e.g. voltage droop control) without and with monitoring facilities, a centralised control algorithm (e.g. dispatching) without and with strict deadlines, a hierarchical centralised control algorithm (e.g. power quality control by active filters) as well as a decentralised control algorithm (e.g. tertiary control).

An appropriate architecture of the substation site and the control centre will be developed, able of demonstrating a wide set of accidental and malicious events.

This requires changes and extensions to both platforms, in order to deploy these control scenarios, as well as to be able to identify the effects of failures on the applications’ behaviour. In detail, the Herakles platform needs to be extended in order to allow for distributed and decentralised control over open communication infrastructure, and the necessary middleware needs to be incorporated to be able to evaluate infrastructure interdependencies; the CESI platform needs to incorporate additional control functions, interface applications, historical archives, communication services and malicious actions.



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