Cybersecurity Value-at-Risk Framework: Preprint

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As more variable renewable energy sources are added to the grid, the critical role of hydropower as a reliable baseline and firming resource is rapidly growing. However, the U.S hydropower fleet is not fully prepared to face modern issues such as cybersecurity threats. Hydropower accounts for 37% of U.S. utility-scale renewable electricity but is challenged by diverse infrastructure and legacy devices that predate modern security practices. While new cybersecurity solutions cannot simply be added to current hydropower generation and operation technologies, custom cybersecurity assessments can reveal system-specific threats and risk probabilities and identify mitigating enhancements.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages7
StatePublished - 2023
EventIEEE PES General Meeting - Florida
Duration: 16 Jul 202320 Jul 2023


ConferenceIEEE PES General Meeting

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-5R00-84412


  • cybersecurity valuation
  • distributed energy resources
  • risk assessment tool
  • web-based application


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