The SUCCESS project is a European consortium made up of industry leaders, high-standing research institutions and the topmost ranked universities. This project aims to design, develop and validate on small scale field trials an adaptable security framework which is able to significantly reduce the risks of cyber threats and attacks when smart meters are deployed. The safe deployment of smart metering is important to ensure that innovative products and tariffs can be offered to customers enabled by these meters.
The SUCCESS project aims to develop three use cases which will incorporate:
The concepts will drive investigations of threats and vulnerabilities of current and future smart meters. It will also expand out into wider threats to the general power network with smart devices. The SUCCESS project addresses both electricity networks, and the communications networks and IT capabilities that support them. It considers both of these infrastructures together as they are equally important in the safe and reliable delivery of electricity to our customers.
The Irish trial addresses the rapid growth of electric vehicle charging, and the resulting opportunities and requirements for grid stabilisation and distribution asset protection, in an environment shielded from cyber-attack.