Exciting DOE funds for cybersecurity tech in clean energy infrastructure

January 20, 2024
1 min read

The Department of Energy (DOE) has announced a $30 million funding opportunity for research and development projects aimed at producing cybersecurity tools to protect clean energy delivery infrastructure. The funding opportunity is part of the Biden administration’s initiative to strengthen the energy sector and national security. The DOE’s Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response plans to award approximately 10 grants. The agency is specifically looking for proposals that focus on virtual power plant cybersecurity, enhancing communications security between distributed energy resources, and identifying and reducing the risk of attacks on inverter-based energy generation. The funding opportunity is intended to drive the development of next-generation cyber technologies to protect the nation’s energy infrastructure.

Key points:

  • The DOE is offering $30 million in funding for cybersecurity research and development projects for clean energy delivery infrastructure.
  • The funding aims to strengthen the energy sector and national security.
  • Proposals should focus on virtual power plant cybersecurity and enhancing communications security between distributed energy resources.
  • The funding opportunity is part of the Biden administration’s clean energy initiative.

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