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Prof. Dr. Antonello Monti, Ph.D.
Faculty / Institution:
Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
Societal Challenges
Project duration:
01.09.2019 to 31.08.2022
EU contribution:
7.995.004,25 euros
  EU flag This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 832989.  


Electrical Power System’s Shield against complex incidents and extensive cyber and privacy attacks


PHOENIX aims to offer a cyber-shield armour to European EPES infrastructure enabling cooperative detection of large scale, cyber-human security and privacy incidents and attacks, guarantee the continuity of operations and minimize cascading effects in the infrastructure itself, the environment, the citizens and the end-users at reasonable cost.

PHOENIX will realise 3 strategic goals:

(1) Strengthen EPES cybersecurity preparedness by employing security a) “by design” via novel protective concepts for resilience, survivability, self-healing and accountability, and b) “by innovation” via adapting, upgrading and integrating a number of TRL5 developments to TRL7-8 and validating them in real-live large scale pilots;

(2) Coordinate European EPES cyber incident discovery, response and recovery, contributing to the implementation of the NIS Directive by developing and validating at national Member States and pan-European level, a novel fully decentralized inter-DLTs/blockchain based near real-time synchronized cybersecurity information awareness platform, among authorized EPES stakeholders, utilities, CSIRTs, ISACs, CERTs, NRAs and the strategic NIS cooperation group

(3) Accelerate research and innovation in EPES cybersecurity by a novel deploy, monitor, detect and mitigate DevSecOps mechanism, a secure gateway, privacy preserving federated Machine Learning algorithms and establishment of certification methodologies and procedures through a Netherlands-based Cybersecurity Certification Centre.

PHOENIX consist of a prestigious consortium of 25 partners (+1 third party), supported by the CERT-RO, covering all required expertise including energy (RES) generation/VPP, TSO, DSOs, aggregators, retailers, prosumers, end-users, technology providers, SMEs. PHOENIX validation will take place in 5 large scale pilots covering the complete value chain from generation to consumption, including cross-border experiments and cascading effects to other critical infrastructures.


  • Capgemini Technology Services, France (Coordiantor)
  • Thales Six GTS France SAS, France
  • Thales SA, France
  • Singularlogic Anonymi etaira Pliroforiakon Systimaton kai Efarmogon Pliroforikis, Greece
  • DNV GL AS, Norway
  • Intrasoft International SA, Luxembourg
  • Iskraemeco, merjenje in Upravljanjeenergije, DD, Slovenia
  • ATOS Spain SA, Spain (Participation ended)
  • ASM Terni SPA, Italy
  • Studio Tecnico BFP Societa a responsabilita Limitata, Italy
  • Emotion SRL, Italy
  • Elektro Ljubljana Podjetje Zadistribucijo Elektricne Energije DD, Slovenia
  • Blagovno Trgovinski Center DD, Slovenia
  • Public Power Corporation SA, Greece
  • E.ON Solutions GbmH, Germany
  • Delgaz Grid SA, Romania
  • Compania Nationala de Transport Alenergiei Electrice Transelectrica SA, Romania
  • Societatea Pentru Servicii de Telecomunucatii si Technologia Informatiei in Retele Electrice de Transportteletrans SA, Romania
  • Centrul Roman al Energiei – CRE, Romania
  • Cyberethics Lab SRLS, Italy
  • Gridhound GmbH, Germany (Participation ended)
  • Synelixix Lyseis Pliroforikis Automatismou & Tilepikoninonion Anonimi Etairia, Greece
  • Comensus, Komunikacije in Senzorika, DOO, Slovenia
  • Aalto Korkeakoulusaatio SR, Finland
  • Capgemini Consulting, France (Participation ended)
  • Atos IT Solutions and Services Iberia SL, Spain