LightSense – Intelligent light sensing for next generation smart grids

Project LightSense – Intelligent light sensing for next generation smart grids

Leading Partner: Cyprus University of Technology (CUT)

Algolysis PI: Dr. Nicolas Nicolaou

Type Research Grant
Date 2020-06-01 - 2023-05-01
Research Areas



The project’s primary objective is to respond in a holistic way to the energy efficiency, continuity, and security needs of power distribution networks within Cyprus, regarding timely fault prevention and intrusion detection.
The extensive goals are to:

Exploit the optical sensing capabilities of the existing optical fiber, on-grid network, to enable the remote and automated, continuous, and timely monitoring of the grid infrastructure integrity of the principal energy supplier within Cyprus;
Extract critical information, such as the locations of transmission inefficiencies, such as hot-spots, and provide predictive information regarding the emergence and location of possible faults, in order to ensure reliability and continuity of supply;
Address the lack of informed policy with regard to issues of security and reliability in the context of actively monitoring future smart grids at the operations level, in real-time;
Monitor unmanned or unsupervised critical infrastructure to prevent unauthorised interference and access.

Funding Agencies