Cybersecurity for Fast Charging EV Infrastructure

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The integration of electric vehicles (EVs) into electric grid operations can potentially leave the grid vulnerable to cyberattacks from both legacy and new equipment and protocols, including extreme fast-charging infrastructure. This paper introduces a co-simulation platform to perform cyber vulnerability analysis of EV charging infrastructure and its dependencies on communications and control systems. Grid impact scenarios through linkages to power system simulation tools such as OpenDSS and vehicle infrastructure-specific attack paths are discussed. An adaptive platform that assists with predicting and solving evolving cybersecurity challenges is demonstrated with a cyber-energy emulation that accelerates the analysis of cyberattacks and system behavior.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages12
StatePublished - 2021

Publication series

NamePresented at the IEEE Transportation and Electrification Conference, 23-25 June 2021

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/PR-5R00-80529


  • cybersecurity
  • distributed energy resources cybersecurity framework
  • emulation platform
  • EV fast charing infrastructure
  • reference architecture


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