Critical Infrastructure Protection & Resilience Europe

Wolfgang Raskob

Wolfgang Raskob
Head of Accidence Consequence Group
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Germany

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Wolfgang Raskob (meteorologist) is head of the Accident Consequence Group at the Institute for Nuclear and Energy Technologies at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). He has worked for many years on in the area of nuclear emergency management and decision support in case of large-scale crisis situations. Tools developed by this group are used operational in many European emergency centres. Since several years, his research interests moved to the analysis of interdependencies of critical infrastructure, the simulation of countermeasures and of risk and crisis management by further development of multi-criteria approaches, case based reasoning methods and multi-agent based simulation techniques. He is involved in several Security related projects at national and international level.

Security of electricity supply in 2030

The stability and well-operation of a future electricity grid which includes numerous components of smart grid technology is becoming much more dependent on the correct operation of the supporting IT, and in this respect may become more attractive to malicious attacks. To understand the vulnerabilities, interdependencies between the electrical distribution grid and IT components as well as critical infrastructures such as water supply and health care will be simulated and evaluated. Aim of the research activity is to develop a holistic analysis framework to quantify and evaluate requirements and design decisions of the many players in such complex infrastructures. Planning methods and tools will be introduced that provide guidance at the design-time of smart grid infrastructures, allowing for a high level of security even under unfavourable conditions. This paper presents the framework focusing on an application scenario dealing with the impact of a large-scale and longer-lasting power outage at a major event (e.g. football stadium & public viewing) and on the evaluation and selection of appropriate measures that minimize the impact on the safety and welfare of the population.