The targets set by the European Union and the Finnish government on greenhouse emissions and carbon neutrality are revolutionizing the entire energy system.
Getting rid of dependence on imported energy is likely to accelerate the green transition, the transition away from fossil fuels and the pursuit of national energy self-sufficiency in Finland. Halving the use of peat for energy and finding substitutes is also a timely issue.
Simultaneously ongoing digital transformation is one of the drivers of change for a sustainable modern energy system. Among the energy system structures, corporate value chains are one of the most important. Sustainability, responsibility, and risk management are inseparable elements of each other and a prerequisite for continuity management. The interconnections and interdependencies of the system’s value chains across sectors need to be better considered to ensure longer-term sustainability.
A smart energy system is highly dependent on functional digital systems. Its value chains are vital for society and its functioning. The consequences of cyber impacts on energy systems for other critical infrastructure can be massive, due to the interconnectedness and interdependencies.
The project will design, build, and pilot a digital environment modelling the entire energy system value chain by extending JYVSECTEC’s RGCE Cyber Range. The digital platform, isolated from public networks, combines both data exploitation and cybersecurity aspects, with the capability to simulate, optimize and cause cyber disruptions in the energy system. The platform to be built can be used in the future to support the development of both the energy system itself and related business models and potential and skills among value chain actors.
Resilience of modern value chains in a sustainable energy system project consists of a development project and a directly related investment project, which started in parallel.
The project objectives
The project will achieve the following operational objectives:
Objective 1: A digital/virtual and technical platform modelling the whole value chain of the energy system is built and deployed.
Objective 2: The systematic use of data in the energy system value chain will enable energy savings and CO2 emission reductions, as well as rapid control in changing conditions.
Objective 3: Cybersecurity exercises and related skills in the energy system value chain have been developed and tested in a pilot exercise.
Objective 4: Awareness, knowledge and cooperation on data exploitation and cybersecurity among energy system value chain actors have been developed through national and international cooperation networks.
9/2023 – 6/2026
The project is co-funded by the European Union.
JAMK University of Applied Sciences, Institute of Information Technology
- C2 SmartLight
- City of Vaasa Municipal Engineering
- Telia Finland
Project steering group
- National Emergency Supply Agency (Huoltovarmuuskeskus) NESA
- National Cyber Security Centre (Liikenne- ja viestintävirasto Traficomin Kyberturvallisuuskeskus) NCSC-FI
- Finnish Wind Power Association
- Finnish Energy Organisation
elina.suni(at)jamk.fi, p. +358406495054