The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) is a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratory that produces technological solutions to America’s energy challenges. For more than 100 years, the Laboratory has advanced technology to provide clean, reliable, and affordable energy to the American people.
NETL’s mission is to discover, integrate, and mature technology solutions to enhance the nation’s energy foundation and protect the environment for future generations. Through forward-looking research and technology development, our team of talented and diverse experts provides technology solutions for today and options for tomorrow.
As the only one of the Energy Department’s 17 national labs that is both government-owned and -operated, NETL is in a unique position to accelerate the development of technology solutions through strategic partnerships with academia, industry and other research organizations. NETL is also the only national lab dedicated to fossil energy research and development, making our team a sought-after national resource.
NETL is the primary recipient on BLOSEM and has the ultimate responsibility for all project tasks and milestones. NETL will coordinate all R&D efforts, including quarterly reporting and other programmatic reviews. NETL will help define the relevant devices and network data that will be represented in the secure identification and resilient communications feature development for the Unified Testing Platform (UTP). NETL will procure and install relevant hardware necessary to facilitate UTP demonstration.
Ames Laboratory is a U.S. Department of Energy National Laboratory dedicated to creating materials, inspiring minds to solve problems, and addressing global challenges. Ames Laboratory's Division of Simulation, Modeling and Decision Science (SMDS) is working to develop effective, low-cost methods to continuously optimize existing plant control systems that result in greater overall efficiency, operational security, lower carbon emissions, and reduced costs.
We are developing monitoring tools and advanced control strategies that can detect failures, security incidents, and improve performance in existing and new concept power systems. Focus areas:
Ames’s cyber security experience includes application development to support DOE-wide cyber threat information sharing and the automation of defensive actions including exchanges with the DHS Automated Indicator Sharing (AIS) program. Additionally, Ames is partnering with PNNL in a Cybersecurity for Energy Delivery Systems (CEDS) project to develop an application integration framework in the DOE big data platform for sector-wide cybersecurity monitoring. This project enables rapidly adding capabilities to BDP for the end-to-end analytics pipeline at the intersection of IT and OT data. Ames has experience with HyperLedger Fabric through sponsoring a student project deploying a multi-organization, local network and exploring the best practices for continuously collecting near real time data from Phasor Measurement Units (PMU).
Ames is a key contributor in all tasks and phases of the BLOSEM project. Ames personnel is providing leadership and development in the design and creation of the blockchain network as well as middleware to connect co-simulation frameworks and the HYPER generation test facility for the use case demonstration. These contributions will be critical in BLOSEM delivering a platform to accelerate adoption of distributed ledger technologies impactful for the energy sector.
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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is a U.S. DOE Office of Science National Laboratory operated by Battelle since 1965. PNNL advances the frontiers of knowledge, taking on some of the world’s greatest science and technology challenges. Distinctive strengths in chemistry, earth sciences, and data analytics are the heart of our science mission, laying a foundation for innovations that improve America’s energy resiliency and enhance our national security.
PNNL scientists and engineers are dedicated to improving the resiliency of the U.S. energy system, particularly the electric grid. From advanced grid modeling to expanded energy storage and renewable integration, our researchers are taking steps to achieve a more resilient, flexible and secure grid infrastructure. We not only perform innovative R&D to advance energy supply and secure transmission but also to find more efficient ways to use energy resources in transportation, buildings, and industry by advancing renewable energy.
PNNL brings grid cybersecurity and blockchain expertise to the BLOSEM project and will co-lead in developing a comprehensive list of use cases that represent the most promising applications for the use of blockchain technology for secure communications within the power grid. PNNL will also co-lead the Evaluation Framework development, leading efforts to create technical specification requirements, architecture and testing capability to demonstrate use cases for the Unified Testing Platform.
PNNL has led a federally funded distributed ledger (blockchain) project for securing critical energy infrastructure and set up a blockchain for testing with hardware-in-the-loop. PNNL blockchain subject matter experts’ (SMEs) thought leadership has been featured in books, journal articles and congressional testimony. PNNL SMEs participate in standards and advisory committees, and they shape the debate on when and how to apply blockchain and distributed ledger technology to solve complex challenges. These include securing global supply chains, tracking dual-use nuclear technology, securing grid edge devices, and enabling transactive energy markets.
As one of 17 Department of Energy national labs, SLAC pushes the frontiers of human knowledge and drives discoveries that benefit humankind. We invent the tools that make those discoveries possible and share them with scientists all over the world.
Our 2-mile-long particle accelerator is the lab’s backbone. Once the scene of major discoveries in particle physics, today it generates the world’s brightest X-rays for our revolutionary X-ray laser, the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS).
More than 2,000 scientists come to SLAC each year to use LCLS and the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource to probe matter in atomic detail. These X-ray studies help scientists understand the fundamental workings of nature and find solutions to real-world problems.
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SLAC brings blockchain and distributed systems expertise to the BLOSEM project. SLAC personnel are providing leadership in use case implementation with a focus on device identity management, supply chain security, and grid cyber resilience. These contributions will be critical in showcasing core features of the BLOSEM platform.