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R²D²: Reliability, Resilience and Defense technology for the EU griD

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R²D² is an Innovation Action project, funded by the Horizon Europe programme, that aims to improve the resilience and reliability of current Electrical Power and Energy Systems (EPES) in Europe, against a growing number of threats and vulnerabilities, such as faults, intermittent generation, operational errors, extreme weather events, etc.

This will be achieved through the deployment of four tools dedicated to the prevention, protection, and restoration of EPES in two different independent but complementary scenarios in the energy value-chain – from regional coordination between Transmission System Operators, to privacy of LV customers. The tools are: 1) C3PO-Multi-risk assessment framework for power system, 2) IRIS – Resilience suite for TSO & DSO, 3) PRECOG – Prevention Systems For Energy Infrastructures Security, and 4) EMMA – Enhanced Assets Maintenance And Management Toolkit.

The project’s results will be tested and validated in 4 large-scale complementary demonstrators in Greece, Serbia, Spain and Slovenia involving representative and complete value chains, a wide variety of energy sources, networks, systems and assets.

The adoption of the project’s solutions will empower EPES across a wide set of events and contribute to providing to the system the capability to resist and recover from a critical or an emergency. In addition, solutions will allow to achieve better metrics in power supply, by reducing the frequency and the duration of the interruptions and improving the overall service availability. Finally, they will contribute to the reduction of the Mean Time to Detect and Resolve a cyber-security issue, and to improve the capacity to detect an attack towards new components integrated in the grid improved.

The project’s partnership consists of 17 partners in 9 countries throughout Europe, including universities/research centers, SMEs, Transmission System Operators, consulting and engineering companies and energy industry. The project is led by ETRA Investigación y Desarrollo, S.A, one of the leading industrial groups in Spain.

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101075714.

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