Researchers: Dr Jawad Ahmed, Dr Nadeem Ahmed, and Prof Sanjay Jha
Funding Body: UNSW Centre for Critical Digital Infrastructure
Funding Period: 2022-2023
IEEE 2030.5 is fast evolving as the standard communication protocol for scalable and efficient energy management supporting DER in critical infrastructure. The IEEE 2030.5 protocol is used to communicate between Distributed Energy Resources (DER) end devices and the utility-level energy management system. The IEEE 2030.5 server code is not yet publicly available. This project aims to provide the open-source implementation of IEEE2030.5 server and client codes in the RUST language. We pick RUST language to ensure high performance while processing large amounts of data. It has an effective compiler that supports concurrent programming. The availability of the open-source IEEE 2030.5 implementation will enable stakeholders/researchers to incorporate this communication protocol in their setup by first testing their network architecture in a simulated/emulated environment to assess their security posture before changes in the production environment. One use case includes testing public key infrastructure (PKI) in DER using IEEE 2030.5 server and client implementations.