Network control and secondary technologies form the technical backbone of most critical infrastructures, such as gas and electricity supply. Protection and control devices enable the implementation of switching measures in the grid or monitoring the status of individual plants. Decentralized generation units (e.g. wind, PV, CHP,...) and consumers (e.g. charging infrastructures, heat pumps, storage,...) also require information technologies to realize reliable operation. In addition, there are actors in the energy supply such as virtual power plant operators, which aggregate and control generation plants, storage facilities and loads in the sense of joint electricity marketing. Attacks on energy infrastructures pursue both political (disruption of public order, economic damage to industrial production) and criminal goals (extortion of operators). If electrical infrastructures or plants of are manipulated by criminal external interference, this has immediate serious consequences for everyday life, potentially threatening society as a whole.
The partners of the Fraunhofer Center Digital Energy offer services in the context of critical energy supply infrastructures for operators, manufacturers and the relevant associations and authorities. In doing so, we bring together know-how of processes and plant engineering in the energy industry with in-depth knowledge of malware analysis, forensics or even the securing of IT systems. Our scalable cyber-physical large-scale laboratory provides a physical representation of the energy infrastructure (primary, secondary, control room, information and communication technology) of today's and tomorrow's power grids and the facilities connected to them. We thus enable you to develop application-oriented technologies and measures for preventing, detecting, and responding to IT attacks and failures, as well as for digitizing the critical infrastructures of cross-sector energy supply. Our services includes among other things: