The Department of Energy has announced it will award up to $25 million in grants for the development of technologies designed to protect the country’s energy infrastructure against cyber threats.
The FOA is from the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability’s Cybersecurity for Energy Delivery Systems (CEDS) program, and it calls for applications for researching, developing and demonstrating novel approaches to improving cyber-resilient energy delivery systems.
The DoE is particularly interested in projects to design a cyber-resilient architecture for the electric and oil and natural gas (ONG) subsectors, security for the ONG environment, secure communications, secure cloud-based technologies in operational technology (OT) networks, and enhancing security in the energy sector.
“This FOA builds on DOE’s efforts with the private sector toward improving the security of the Nation’s critical energy infrastructure, and reducing the risk of a cyber incident that could disrupt energy delivery,” the department said. “It will expand the development and adoption of energy technologies that will help ensure a more secure, resilient, and reliable electricity system.”
Applicants must research, develop and demonstrate products, and proposals should include a strategy for transitioning from existing systems either by commercializing the new solution or by making it open source.
Proposals can be submitted until June 18.
See full details of the FOA here