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Cybersecurity and Resilience

Cybersecurity research at the Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) is focused on evaluating new grid technologies and energy systems for their security and resilience, pinpointing potential threats in the early stages of technology development.

 Researchers evaluating results from a cyberattack penetration test on a microgrid system in the lab.

NREL provides utility companies across the country with site assessments to evaluate existing security controls, identify gaps, and offer prioritized action items to improve organizational protocols.

With the ESIF’s flexible cyber-physical research capabilities—including an emulated grid environment that connects to real grid devices throughout the facility—cyber analysts can safely assess distributed energy resources and the control systems that support them.

Learn more about NREL’s research and development in cybersecurity for an evolving grid.


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