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Reference Number ENA_10025639
Title Digi-GIFT
Status Completed
Energy Categories Other Power and Storage Technologies(Electricity transmission and distribution) 100%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Computer Science and Informatics) 50%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) 50%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Project Contact
No email address given
SPEN - SP Transmission Plc
Award Type Network Innovation Allowance
Funding Source Ofgem
Start Date 01 March 2022
End Date 01 May 2022
Duration 2 months
Total Grant Value £141,657
Industrial Sectors Power
Region Scotland
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , SPEN - SP Transmission Plc (100.000%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , National Grid plc (0.000%)
Project Contact , SP Energy Networks (0.000%)
Project Contact , National Grid Electricity Transmission (0.000%)
Web Site https://smarter.energynetworks.org/projects/ENA_10025639
Abstract We will design a holistic data connector (Digi-GIFT) to communicate directly to asset monitors pulling back real-time asset data, alerts and analytics. In the Discovery phase, we plan to: Define the scale of the problem and quantify the benefits for solving the problem Deliver details of a Digi-GIFT platform design and functional specifications using commercially available technologies Identify requirements for data driven cyber security methods Technology review of AI and machine learning based cyber intrusion detection and response Identify and evaluate potential suppliersAs a result, we will have a clear functional specification, detailed cost-benefit analysis and a technology appraisal. Outputs will provide recommendations for the Alpha phase, where the use cases will be identified for a practical demonstration in Beta, the first time in the UK energy sector.This project meets the scope of the call though: Interconnecting assets that allow network customers and consumers to interact through a common interface, improving the visibility of infrastructure and assets Enabling interoperability of digital products and data exchanges between different parts of the organisation Securing the platform to allow operators and customers better access to data and improving the resilience of networks against cyber attacks Acting as an enabling function for potential digital benefits (i.e. FITNESS, Constellation) across all electrical network operator and allowing deployment of new applications across an increasingly secure, automated, and digitalised environmentSP Transmission – network licensee covering the Central belt of Scotland leading the industry on substation digitalisation. This includes pioneering work on Future Intelligent Transmission NEtwork SubStation (FITNESS). We will be a user as well as taking overall accountability for delivery.SP Distribution – works closely with SPT on the digitisation and services for customers. SPD will contribute specialist network knowledge, demonstration resources, industry contacts, and access to datasets.University of Manchester – one of the top global Universities with key expertise in digital substations, digitalization, communications, and cyber security. They possess prior experience in delivering digital innovation with UK TOs.National Grid Energy Transmission – licensee for England and Wales, both NGET and UoM have worked closely with SPT covering transmission and cyber security over the past years. They are also user of the solution and will input into the requirement development.With this consortia, we will ensure our users (UK TOs) needs for secure, standardised high-speed data sharing are accelerated so that they can realise the benefits from a digitised electricity network.
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Added to Database 14/10/22