Secure Grid Data Exchange Using Cryptography, Peer-to-Peer Networks, and Blockchain Ledgers

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OPEN 2018
Alamo, California
Project Term:
02/15/2019 - 02/14/2022

Technology Description:

GridBright will develop a simple and secure solution for sharing grid-related data to improve grid efficiency, reliability, and resiliency in a manner that preserves security and integrity. GridBright will use the Agile development model to construct several proof-of-concept software pipelines, performing penetration and compromise testing and a quantitative evaluation of each against existing requirements. The solution will create a simpler secure grid data exchange process for the electric grid and utility industries.

Potential Impact:

GridBright's project objective is to develop a cyber-secure, open-source, cloud-based solution for sharing sensitive grid-related data, directly addressing:


A protected grid would enhance grid resiliency and reduce cyber-security exposures.


Increasing information sharing will improve grid operations through smarter solutions for managing resiliency, distributed resources, and renewables, ultimately decreasing carbon dioxide emissions in the U.S.


The secure grid data exchange would eliminate the need for expensive private communications networks and improve grid operator productivity, which eventually benefits everyone through reduced electricity costs.


ARPA-E Program Director:
Dr. Richard O'Neill
Project Contact:
Dr. Alireza Vojdani
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