The parties will deploy Fujitsu’s security and ad hoc communications technology at the Center for Advanced Energy Studies in Idaho Falls to monitor building power consumption and generate vital data on energy utilization.

The joint research collaboration will use vital data as a baseline and extrapolate it to measure efficiency and security of wider smart grid deployments.

Under the joint collaboration to further research in this mission critical area, Fujitsu will contribute advanced security and cloud services technology from Fujitsu Laboratories of America and WisReed.

INL’s Energy and Environment Science and Technology Directorate associate laboratory director Steve Aumeier said the collaboration will advance resilient control system technologies and establish a solid technological framework for energy security initiatives in smart grid and hybrid energy production systems.