Achieving and maintaining energy security
of all technologies
The goal of energy security is to ensure the uninterrupted availability of energy sources at an affordable price throughout the energy transition. There are many different dimensions to this challenge, but ensuring the energy infrastructure is secure is essential to delivering a reliable supply of energy.
To protect the economy and national security, clean energy assets need to be protected against all forms of security threats. These threats may arise from physical attacks or sabotage, loss of information and data, or cyber-attacks on operational or information technology.
It is crucial to manage these security risks through a comprehensive security approach, covering physical, procedural, and cyber defences.
SECURITY OF SUPPLY
Clean energy assets are designed to achieve high levels of reliability and availability, whilst also being easy to maintain. Equipment failures and degradations, human errors and extreme weather can all cause unplanned outages of the plant.
Understanding vulnerabilities enables a system design to be optimised, including its configuration, level of redundancy, component selection and supporting maintenance strategy.