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Smart Grid Center awarded grant from Department of Energy

Aug 25, 2016

The Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station’s (TEES) Smart Grid Center has received a new grant from the Department of Energy (DOE) that will further the center’s mission to strengthen and protect the nation’s power grid. The grant is one of 12 given to projects across the United States as part of $34 million in federal funding through the DOE’s Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability’s Cybersecurity of Energy Delivery Systems (CEDS) program. The goal is to develop the next generation of cybersecurity solutions, and enhance the reliability and resilience of the nation’s critical energy infrastructure.

The $4.4 million project is “Timing Intrusion Management Ensuring Resiliency (TIMER),” and the research group, led by Smart Grid Center Director Dr. Mladen Kezunovic, will address vulnerability concerns in the synchrophasor systems of the electrical grid.