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Prof. Dr. Antonello Monti, Ph.D.
Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
Societal Challenges
Project duration:
01.09.2019 to 31.08.2022
EU contribution:
7.995.004,25 euros


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