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Enel Secures Italian Power Generation Network

Technology Category
  • Automation & Control - Supervisory Control & Data Acquisition (SCADA)
  • Cybersecurity & Privacy - Network Security
  • Functional Applications - Remote Monitoring & Control Systems
Applicable Industries
  • Electrical Grids
Applicable Functions
  • Business Operation
Use Cases
  • Cybersecurity
The Challenge
Electric energy operators around the world are working to increase the reliability and cyber resiliency of their systems. This includes Enel, a global power company that manages and monitors the Italian power grid. This grid: • Serves 31 million customers • Has a net installed energy capacity exceeding 31 gigawatts • Includes more than 500 power generation plants, including hydroelectric, thermoelectric, and wind • Is managed and monitored by Enel 24/7/365 • Is operated by Terna, the Italian Transmission System Operator (TSO) Enel is responsible for the availability of the grid’s underlying ICS and industrial network. It also manages Regional Control Centers and Interconnection Centers which connect with the TSO. The TSO manages the flow of energy to the grid plus controls and remotely regulates the power generation of power plants, increasing and decreasing power production as required. The complex system of interaction and cooperation between Enel and the TSO has strong security implications as well as operational and business challenges.
About The Customer
As a truly global business, Enel is perfectly placed to open power around the world. Our global reach extends from Europe to North America, Latin America, Africa and Asia. We connect hundreds of millions of people to more reliable and increasingly sustain
The Customer
Enel
The Solution
Working together, Enel and Nozomi Networks deployed SCADAguardian at one Regional Control Center first. Following extensive testing and finetuning the deployment proceeded to full-scale rollout.

As a first step SCADAguardian probes were installed at all Regional Control Centers to monitor the Italian operational network. They were also installed at Interconnection Centers to monitor the connection between Enel and the TSO. Next the SCADAguardian Central Management Console was installed to operate, monitor, and update the probes from a central control room.

Finally, SCADAguardian portable P500 appliances were introduced to monitor and analyze segments requiring investigation and troubleshooting.
Operational Impact
  • [Efficiency Improvement - Maintenance]
    Multi-site visibility, risk analysis, anomalous activity recognition
  • [Efficiency Improvement - Asset Utilization]
    Improved asset utilization and lower labor costs
  • [Data Management - Connectivity Stability]
    Rapid network commissioning
Quantitative Benefit
  • Risk reduction via multi-site visibility, risk analysis, anomalous activity recognition
  • Operational excellence (improved asset utilization and lower labor costs) due to artificial intelligence / machine learning, tiered network visibility and reporting functions.
  • Rapid network commissioning and asset discovery with network virtualization.

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