Welcome to Cyber Security of Microgrids (2021)
This course will be held as a online course. 

Description: Microgrids are recently becoming the backbone as the future enabling technology hub to realize a carbon-neutral electric power systems. Alongside their flexibility to be operated in both grid-connected and autonomous modes, they also provide more natural interfaces with many types of RES and ESSs and better compliance with consumer electronics. Moreover, microgrids can be grid-interactive by providing grid supportive functions such as frequency response and, regulation, reactive power support and voltage regulation, etc. All these facts lead to more and more deployment of microgrids in transmission and distribution levels. Furthermore, with proliferation of communication technologies, these microgrids are quickly evolving into cyber-physical systems (CPS) that use sophisticated software-based networked control. These increased sophistication imposes numerous new challenges involving coordination, operation philosophy and vulnerability to cyber attacks.   

Cyber attacks can be designed in many ways: (a) sensor infiltration, (b) communication infringement. Even though several hard-bound secure protocols are designed to ensure the authenticity of the actual signal, the attackers usually target the control layer as an easy target. Hence, this course aims to focus: (a) identifying the vulnerable access points in microgrid controllers, (b) introduce the most prominent cyber attacks, (c) detection of cyber attacks in in real-time, (d) removal of these attack elements and ensuring stability/preventing system shutdown, (e) design of resilient controllers for microgrids, which heals by itself despite any cyber intrusion attempts. All models will be provided to attendees and experimental lab demonstration is expected as well alongwith discussion on future research ideas.  

Read more about the course here: https://www.et.aau.dk/events/ 

Organizer: Professor Frede Blaabjerg fbl@et.aau.dk and Dr. Subham Sahoo,

Lecturers: Dr. Subham Sahoo

ECTS: 2.0

Time: 4-5 March 2021

Host: Aalborg University - Department of Energy Technology

Number of seats: 30

Deadline: 18 February 2021

Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.