InSIEME, infrastructure security in electricity markets
InSIEME (Infrastructure Security In Electricity Markets) is a GIS-based application that aims at supporting system analysis of complex, highly interconnected systems (i) by determining the reaction of such systems to abnormal initial events that affect their operability state and (ii) by providing visual spatial data representation of the system state. InSIEME is an application that targets business decision makers, policy makers, other stakeholders, professionals. The application is mainly designed for the evaluation of critical infrastructure systems, which usually are characterized by a... large number of components from different, and not necessarily evident related, subsystems. The system under discussion in InSIEME is the Italian 360 kV Electricity Grid. InSIEME is developed as a CRISA (Critical Infrastructures Security Assessment Assistant) project, which confers increased capabilities of analysis of complex system architectures, as well as of the functionality, capabilities and interconnectivity of constituent parts, based on various types of data characterizing the system. In addition, two models - of error dispersion and influence flow were developed and implemented, in order to enhance the capabilities of the project in assisting decision making processes.