Blockchain for Optimized Security and Energy Management (BLOSEM)

Blockchain for Optimized Security and Energy Management (BLOSEM) will create a multi-lab, DOE consortium to develop cross-sector guidance, standardized metrics, and testing environments for technology maturation of novel blockchain-based concepts for device security, secure communications, & grid resilience.

Value Proposition

  • First ever blockchain-based cybersecurity testing environment that features end-to-end integration, including generation (inclusive to all sources), transmission, and distribution
  • Secure coordination of distribution-level assets to track and provide bulk services (example: influence on market structure or contracts, etc)
  • Novel, systems-based approach to evaluating blockchain-based applications by creating tangible metrics and guidance for performance benchmarks
  • Filling the R&D gap that the industry working groups need to push standards forward. Also, minimizes risk of fragmented DOE funding
  • Creation of a longstanding, foundational reference architecture for grid cybersecurity illustrating how blockchain can be used in a meaningful way

Project Objectives

  • Accelerate the pipeline of validated cyber-physical security concepts from laboratory to utility sector, de-risking through standardized metrics and testing.
  • Create a multi-lab testing platform (BLOSEM) that merges use cases from each lab into one integrated testing platform. This testing environment will be representative of the modern grid of the future by encompassing generation, transmission, distribution, and end user (edge) for the electric grid
  • Identify and implement specific use cases that leverage inherent features of blockchain & ledger-based technologies to prevent, detect, and mitigate cyber-attacks.