ORNL teams with EPB to demonstrate next-generation grid security tech

A team of researchers from ORNL (Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge and Los Alamos National Laboratories) has partnered with EPB, a Chattanooga utility and telecommunications company, to demonstrate the effectiveness of metro-scale quantum key distribution (QKD) as a means of secure communication for the nation’s electricity suppliers. This initial milestone is part of the team’s three-year project focused on next-generation grid security.

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