Hydropower Cybersecurity Value-at-Risk Framework

Anuj Sanghvi, Ryan Cryar, Jordan Smart, Nate Evans, Amanda Joyce, Stephanie Jenkins

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


Hydropower remains one of the strongest forms of renewable energy generation methods. It is crucial to address the increasing risks associated with the rapid digitization. The push towards decarbonization also factors in the need to ensure security and resilience for grid-connected renewable energy resources. This report summarizes the U.S. Department of Energy's Water Power Technologies Office's effort to develop a cybersecurity valuation methodology that assists hydropower stakeholders in assessing risks associated with plan operations and gathers valuation guidance through a web-based applicaiton. The Hydropower Cybersecurity Value-at-Risk Framework delivers a platform for industry members to perform self assessments and make informed decisions on their cybersecurity investments.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages33
StatePublished - 2023

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-5R00-84841


  • cyber valuation
  • cybersecurity
  • distributed energy resources
  • Distributed Energy Resources Cybersecurity Framework (DER-CF)
  • hydropower plants
  • risk score
  • risk-based assessments
  • user tool


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