Demonstration activities on the Greek Pilot Site are in the city of Xanthi, which is the capital of Xanthi prefecture, located in the northern part of Greece. The population of the whole prefecture is 111,222 people, from whom 63,083 live in Xanthi city (according to 2011 inventory). This number corresponds to 64,300 MV & LV consumers with total annual consumption of 448,000 MWh in 2020. In general, the area experiences harsh winters and extreme weather events, mainly including snowfall and heavy rainstorms.


For the scope of the pilot, a part of the distribution network of Xanthi will be involved with certain 3 MV, selected according to specific criteria providing a representative part of the network capable to clearly demonstrate the tools operation and effectiveness of the proposed solutions.

  • Distribution network assets (3 MV lines from 2 HV/MV substations with 247 MV/LV substations)
  • RES: PV (field) on MV and LV level, plus one biogas unit (total installed power around 16 MWp)
  • AMI system and smart meters on MV and major LV consumers and producers
  • SCADA/DMS and connected RTUs.
  • GIS for a section of the distribution network
  • Outages Monitoring and Reporting System
  • 5 telemetered MV/LV substations
  • SLAM meters already installed during previous H2020 projects (e.g., X-FLEX)

Partners involved

HEDNO S.A., as the network operator, participates as the Greek demo leader, involving part of its assets for the implementation of the developed tools. Cyber Noesis IKE, as a technology provider, develops cyber risk assessment and security tools to be examined in the pilot, whereas the Academic & Research partners ICCS and UCY contributes to the development of resilience tools, which are going to be used in the Greek pilot site environment.

Mainly C3PO, EMMA and PRECOG products of R2D2 are going to be deployed at Xanthi demo, with HEDNO being the end-user.

Benefits from R2D2

  • Improvement of the overall security and resiliency of the Xanthi EPES.
  • Resiliency assessment through HILF events modelling to determine operational planning measures and investments.
  • Increase Cyber-security and Cyber-resilience in OT and IT.
  • Enhance coordination, interaction, and information exchanges between energy actors.
  • Improvement of electrical assets’ reliability.