The general purpose of the project is to select, adapt, specialize and make available enabling technologies to manage and guarantee the resilience and reliability of energy systems – even autonomous in whole or in part – which guarantee continuity and quality of service in critical or strategic areas (ports, industrial areas, rescue services, residential areas, etc.) by proactively addressing the various risks that may arise.
On the one hand, the increase in local generation systems, equipped with their own management policies and based on non-programmable sources, increases the risk of imbalance between load and generation, shifting the problem from the transmission level to the energy distribution level. On the other hand, the increase in devices connected to the network, their distribution and in particular the affirmation of the IoT paradigm that opens up the possibilities deriving from the application of technologies such as Cloud computing and Big Data make the system sensitive and compromiseable to due to problems related to IT security.
The issue of Cybersecurity, resilience and stability of networks therefore takes on a new strategic and integrated value for this new scenario. On the basis of the elements described above, it is necessary to develop new approaches and methods to ensure operational continuity and to implement policies and strategies that guarantee resilience in the event of a critical event; be it caused by IT risk, by failures in the network, by problems related to data transmission or by the not easily predictable behavior of the generators and loads connected to the network.
RESTABILISE 4.0 combines the complementary skills of three industrial partners and a research institute, aiming to develop, integrate, validate on a real microgrid grid and make an effective set of technologies already available in a final “toolkit” to manage and guarantee the resilience and reliability of energy systems.