Towards a Secure, Resilient, and Distributed Infrastructure for Hydropower Plant Unit Control

Andrea Höller, Johannes Iber, Tobias Rauter, Christian Josef Kreiner

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Today, there are ever increasing demands on hydro-electrical power plant controllers. They have to deal with a power grid that becomes ever more unpredictable due to renewable energies. Furthermore, power plants represent a critical infrastructure that have to provide a full operation, even in the presence of cyber-attacks and internal faults.

Here, we present an approach towards tackling these challenges by integrating the knowledge of multiple research domains such as security, fault tolerance and modeling. We propose a distributed infrastructure that provides resilience via an assured dynamic self-adaption. Further, we show the integration into an existing hydropower plant unit control. %how to integrate this approach into an existing infrastructure for hydro-electrical power plants.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Embedded Wireless Systems and Networks
EditorsKay Römer, Koen Langendoen, Thiemo Voigt
PublisherJunction Publishing
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)978-0-9949886-0-7
Publication statusPublished - 14 Mar 2016
EventEuropean Conference on Wireless Sensor Networks: EWSN 2016 - TU Graz, Graz, Austria
Duration: 15 Feb 201617 Feb 2016


ConferenceEuropean Conference on Wireless Sensor Networks
Abbreviated titleEWSN


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