Securing communications for utilities in the context of 5G and increasing use of smart meters and renewable energy generation

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 15:10 to 15:30
Hub sessions - Grid Intelligence - Cyber Policy

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Theatre Grid Intelligence


Security is the key issue for utilities as the reality of successful cyber-attacks and the threat of further attacks grows.  Techniques such as block-chain can be employed as countermeasures to migitate the threats and 5G offers feature to increase the resilience and survivability of the power networks if a cyber-attack has been successful.  This presentation will describe the challenges and the solutions offered by 5G, based on the work of two Ericsson led European Commission funded research and innovation projects.

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Fiona Williams
Research Director


  • Security, (including availability, resilience and survivability) for power networks
  • Addressing the challenges of managing increasing levels of RES in power networks
  • How DCS and 5G can address these power network challenges
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