The Energy Department has chosen the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association to receive grant funds to develop and commercialize a tool for utilities to detect cyber attacks and compromised systems in near real-time.
NRECA said Thursday its React project is based on the DoE-funded Essence prototype platform that NRECA built in partnership with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Honeywell and Carnegie Mellon University.
Jim Spiers, NRECA senior vice president of business and technology strategies, said the association plans to collaborate with companies to produce the React cybersecurity system.
React is among 12 projects that will receive a total of $34 million in funds through DOE’s Cybersecurity of Energy Delivery Systems program.
NRECA represents approximately 900 private, not-for-profit, consumer-owned electric cooperatives within the U.S.