Power Grid Threat Detection and Response with Data Analytics


The goal of this project is to develop technologies and methodologies to protect the nation’s power grid from advanced cyber and all-hazard threats. This will be done through the collection of disparate data and the use of advanced analytics to detect threats and response to them.

Principal Investigators:

Jamie Van Randwyk (Lead; LLNL)
Sean Peisert (Co-PI; Lead at LBNL)

Senior Personnel at LBNL

Daniel Arnold (LBNL)
Joshua Boverhof (LBNL)
Reinhard Gentz (LBNL)

Additional National Laboratory Partners:



Electric Power Board (EPB)
National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA)

Press regarding this project:

Cyberattacks threaten smart inverters, but scientists have solutions (Solar Power World) — April 30, 2019

Berkeley Lab Aims to Strengthen the Cybersecurity of the Grid — September 27, 2017

Publications resulting from this project:

none yet

This project is supported by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Cybersecurity for Energy Delivery Systems (CEDS) program in support of the Grid Modernization Initiative.

More information is available on other Berkeley Lab R&D projects focusing on cybersecurity in general, as well as specifically on cybersecurity for energy delivery systems.