Cyber-Energy Emulation Platform

NREL's Cyber-Energy Emulation Platform (CEEP) generates emulated, multilayer grid environments that allow researchers to visualize and evaluate the interdependencies of power systems and network communications flows—and to safely explore vulnerabilities and mitigation effectiveness.

The unique capability is helping researchers better understand how to improve the security, resilience, and blackstart recovery of today's critical energy infrastructure.

Analysts perform these threat and consequence attack scenarios through CEEP at the Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF). With the ability to remotely connect the ESIF to NREL's Flatirons Campus—which offers utility-scale solar, wind, and storage research capabilities—researchers are performing distributed- and transmission-level cybersecurity evaluations across one largescale, integrated testbed.


Jonathan White

Director, Cybersecurity Program Office