Cybersecurity of Battery Energy Storage Systems

Presented by: Rodrigo Daniel Trevizan

Energy Storage Systems (ESS) are an increasingly important asset in power grids, capable of providing several essential services to systems dominated by intermittent renewable energy resources. Such relevance turns ESS into a potential target for attacks. Some of their applications require these distributed devices to communicate with remote entities, such as grid operators, manufacturers and other field equipment, which poses a challenge for cybersecurity. This talk will present risks an overview of physical and cyberattacks on power grids, as well as current research, standards, and industry best practices that can make ESS more secure.


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Rodrigo headshotRodrigo D. Trevizan is a Senior Member of Technical Staff at Sandia NationalLaboratories. Rodrigo authored research papers on the subjects of security of energy storage systems, control of energy storage systems and demand response for power grid stabilization, power system state estimation, and detection of nontechnical losses in distribution systems. Rodrigo holds a double Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the Grenoble Institute of Technology (ENSE3), France (2011) and the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil (2012), a Master of Science degree from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (2014), and a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Florida (2018).

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Battery management systems; cybersecurity; energy storage; industrial control systems; power systems; standards.


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