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Blockchain for Optimized Security and Energy Management (BLOSEM)

Blosem LogoBLOSEM is a multi-lab collaboration, established to develop energy-sector guidance, standardized metrics, and testing environments for technology maturation of novel blockchain-based concepts for device security, secure communications, and grid resilience.


  • Create a multi-lab, unified testing platform (BLOSEM) that has interoperability to support a wide variety of blockchains. This testing environment will be representative of the modern grid of the future by encompassing generation, transmission, distribution, and end user (edge) for the electric grid.
  • Identify and demonstrate specific use cases that leverage inherent features of blockchain and ledger-based technologies to prevent, detect, and mitigate cyber-attacks.
  • Accelerate the pipeline of validated cyber-physical security concepts from laboratory to utility sector, de-risking through standardized metrics and testing.

Value Proposition

  • First ever blockchain-based cybersecurity testing environment that features end-to-end integration, including generation (inclusive to all sources), transmission, and distribution
  • Secure coordination of distribution-level assets to track and provide bulk services
  • Novel, systems-based approach to evaluating blockchain-based applications by creating tangible metrics and guidance for performance benchmarks
  • Creation of a longstanding, foundational reference architecture for grid cybersecurity illustrating how blockchain can be used in a meaningful way


National Energy Technology Laboratory
Ames Laboratory
National Renewable Energy Laboratory,
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Industry Advisors

Electric Power Research Institute
Hitachi USA
Energy Web Foundation
Carnegie Melon University
So Cal
United States Military Academy (West Point)
National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST)
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Nevermore Security

Project Sponsors

GRID Modernization Laboratory Consortium
U.S. Department of Energy Office of Fossil Energy
U.S. Department of Energy Office of Nuclear Energy
U.S. Department of Energy Office of Electricity

Project Information

BLOSEM Project Flyer    BLOSEM Unified Testing Platform Flyer

BLOSEM Supply Chain Use Case Flyer    BLOSEM DER Use Case Flyer

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Contact us:
Sydni Credle, (NETL, Co-PI)
Tony Markel, (NREL, Co-PI)