The U.S. Division of Power is taking applications for the second cohort of its Clear Power Cybersecurity Accelerator, or CECA, program, in search of options that may “determine all industrial management system property related to a utility’s infrastructure, each bodily and nearly.”
DOE is planning a Jan. 17 webinar to debate this system. The applying interval will stay open by means of Feb. 10.
The CECA program connects clear power safety builders with federal consultants and power trade representatives to safe an more and more automated and distributed electrical grid.
The accelerator is run by DOE’s Workplace of Cybersecurity, Power Safety, and Emergency Response and its Workplace of Power Effectivity and Renewable Power, with Berkshire Hathaway Power, Duke Power, and Xcel Power.
The CECA program “will assist convey cutting-edge options to market extra quickly — making certain our nation’s electrical grid is safe and dependable because it transitions to 100% clear power,” Secretary of Power Jennifer Granholm stated in a press release.
As much as 5 contributors will obtain evaluations of their applied sciences and partnership alternatives throughout a interval of three to 12 months, DOE stated. Candidates have to be based mostly in america and supply expertise options “targeted on fixing hidden dangers resulting from incomplete system visibility and gadget safety and configuration,” according to the agency.
CECA’s first cohort was announced in December and targeted on the safety of distributed power assets, and making certain essential infrastructure can’t be accessed with out correct authorization. Individuals embrace Blue Ridge Networks, Sierra Nevada Corp. and Xage.