Defender project

Within the scope of the international consortium at the beginning of 2017, ELES managed to acquire European funds for the critical electric power infrastructure protection project, i.e. the Defender.

The aim of the project is to identify the risks on critical energy infrastructure and services, provided by the infrastructure, to prepare the information environment for early detection of risks and for raising the awareness of employees on measures for reducing risks.

In the first phase, the project analyses risks that are the result of physical, IT and human factors. In the second phase it collects information from various sources of information, i.e. to the main database and analyses them and searches for co-dependencies among them with the aim to detect risks. In the last phase, the project envisages the education of employees on risks and measures that reduce risks on critical infrastructure.   

The project that will last three years incorporates 18 partners from nine countries. The project's budget is EUR 6.79 million. The partners have been selected to cover the entire energy infrastructure from electric power producers, transmission network operator and ancillary services, distribution network operator and final users. The project also incorporates the producers of equipment, research institutions and various security authorities.

 

Project Profile

  • Duration: 2017 – 2021
  • Project value: EUR 6.79 million (co-financed by the European Commission; total project value is EUR 8.89 million)
  • Value of ELES's activities: EUR 345,500 (of which EUR 241,850 in grants)
  • Source of funding: Horizon 2020 programme (European Commission)
  • Partners: ASM TERNI, DR FRUCHT SYSTEMS, ELES, E-LEX - STUDIO LEGALE, ENGINEERING - INGEGNERIA INFORMATICA, INEO ENERGY AND SYSTEMS, INSTITUT JOŽEF STEFAN, INSTITUT ZA KORPORATIVNE VARNOSTNE ŠTUDIJE LJUBLJANA, MINISTERO DELL'INTERNO, POWER OPERATIONS, RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN, SIEMENS SRL, SINGULARLOGIC ANONYMI ETAIREIA PLIROFORIAKON SYSTIMATON KAI EFARMOGON PLIROFORIKIS, STUDIO TECNICO BFP, TECHNOLOGIKO EKPEDEFTIKO IDRIMA STEREAS ELLADAS, THALES, UNINOVA-INSTITUTO DE DESENVOLVIMENTO DE NOVAS TECNOLOGIASASSOCIACAO, VENAKA MEDIA
  • Participating countries: France, Greece, Italy, Israel, Germany, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Great Britain
  • Website: www.defender-project.eu/

 

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