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SMART is conducting research and development aimed at anomaly detection regarding cyber attacks on Smart Grid Infrastructure.

This project aims to develop a prototype real-time anomaly detection data analysis tool, specifically for distribution substation applications in smart grids, utilizing the following steps:

  • The development of a cybersecurity test platform for power distribution networks
  • Research, development, integration and testing of cyber attack injections into power grid simulations
  • Research, development, integration and testing of a power grid real-time data analysis tool for anomaly detection and classification.

Virtual Learning in Canada’s Infrastructure Sector

Hassan Farhangi, Director, Smart Microgrid Applied Research Team (SMART), and Dr. Moein Manbachi, SMART Research Associate, were awarded $1,569,460 by the Future Skills Centre for their project Virtual Learning in Canada’s Infrastructure Sector.  This project aims to shift experiential learning to a virtual platform for those training to work on Canada’s critical utilities infrastructure. The onset of COVID-19 and the need for physical distancing has rendered such training programs difficult to offer, putting the security and safety of the nation’s utilities infrastructure at risk by depriving operators of a steady stream of trained people for this work.