• SEMPOC - Simulation Exercise to Manage POwer cut Crises
The Client : Evropska komisija ( SEMPOC )
Project type: European projects
Project duration: 2009 - 2011
  • Description

SEMPOC is an Integrated Project in the framework of European CIPS strategic objective named "Prevention Preparedness and Consequence Management of Terrorism and other Security-related risks".

SEMPOC intends to introduce the simulation exercises as a valuable tool to identify and analyze the vulnerabilities in power production and distribution network. Crises have long incubation times therefore numerous warnings remain undetected or ignored. It is important to recognize triggering events and possible cascading effects. For this we must target precursor events in a transnational interdependent power grid and how to detect them.

This project aims to integrate into a holistic simulation model, all the significant elements of the long-term lifecycle of a power cut crisis, including technical, economic, political and social aspects. Such a model will be useful in adressing the above mentioned issues and will result in recommendations to improve security.