R2D2 (Reliability, Resilience and Defense technology for the griD) project aims at improving the resilience and reliability of current Electrical Power and Energy Systems (EPES) against a growing number of threats and vulnerabilities that may affect such critical infrastructure, exposing weaknesses with harmful and damaging effects on different stakeholders and final customers.
R2D2 project will be realised through the deployment of 4 products dedicated to the prevention, protection and restoration of EPES in two different independent but complementary scenarios in the energy value-chain – from regional coordination between TSOs, to privacy of LV customers. Through the demonstration and integration of the innovative solutions proposed by R2D2, it will be possible to achieve a more secure, reliable and resilient energy system in Europe, making a positive and tangible impact throughout the European EPES value chain. In this context, R2D2 will deliver a palette of complementary solutions synthesised into four Products:
- “Multi-risk assessment framework for power system”,
- “Resilience suite for TSO & DSO”,
- “Prevention Systems For Energy Infrastructures Security” and
- “Enhanced Assets Maintenance And Management Toolkit”.
The project will build on top of strong energy coordination actions in South-East Europe (SEE), following EU legislation and in alignment with the recent activities promoted by ENTSO-E about cyber-security in transmission systems. R2D2 results will be tested and validated in 4 large-scale complementary demonstrators in Greece, Serbia, Spain, and Slovenia involving representative and complete value chains, a wide variety of energy sources, networks, systems and assets, and spanning heterogeneous climatic, geographic and socioeconomic conditions which will facilitate replicability, scale-up and eventual market launch.
R2D2 is funded by the Horizon Europe Programme, set for 3 years, driven by a consortium of 17 partners in 9 countries throughout Europe.
SCC will contribute to this project as one of the leaders of Serbian demo site, as well as in research and development of several use cases related to the work of Regional Coordination Centres (RCC).