Solutions for Utilities & Power

Trust to keep the lights on

Abstract Example Scenario

Flexible access control to keep the lights on

Electric power is driving our life. Be it via local off-grid solutions or the power grid.

The devices enabling the power grid to work and be controlled need to communicate and this communication between devices needs to be trusted and verifiable.

P3KI Technology offers the unique ability to communicate and verify access permissions both online and office, via centralized or decentralized systems. You get all this without the need to update certificates in the field. No more sending technicians into the file to painstakingly update individual pieces of equipment one-by-one.

Infrastructure you can trust

SCADA systems have been at the forefront of the IoT revolution since before it was called that.

At P3KI we're developing solutions that allow SCADA and ICS components to not only communicate but actually trust and verify each other. Flexible delegation allows cross-vendor parts replacement while maintaining capabilities and compatibility based on inter-device permission delegations.

Example Scenario: Smart Grid of Trust

The Premise

The scenario shown here has three major players: the grid, sources, and a sink. Besides that we have a business entity responsible for controlling power production and granting rights to consume power to customers (billing).

A Practical Example

We can see that permissions can be modeled for a wide range of application. Be it "who's allowed to feed power in and take power out of the grid", "who can control power generation", or "who's paid their bills"; all this we can easily model with P3KI Core.

Going Further

Shown here we have a very simplified scenario. In the real world a smart grid is made up of a cornucopia of different devices by almost as many manufacturers. P3KI Core enables interoperability regarding access permission expressions and evaluation by offering a platform for standardizing permission expressions for inter-device communication but also the freedom to arbitrarily sub-divide permission levels further after the fact. The perfect marriage of standardization and flexibility.