Towards Privacy Protection in Smart Grid

TitleTowards Privacy Protection in Smart Grid
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsS.. Zeadally, A.. Pathan, C. Alcaraz, and M.. Badra
JournalWireless Personal Communications
Date PublishedNov 2013
ISSN Number0929-6212
ISBN Number0929-6212
Keywordsauthentication, Confidentiality, Critical Infrastructure Protection, Energy, privacy, Smart Grid

The smart grid is an electronically controlled electrical grid that connects power generation, transmission, distribution, and consumers using information communication technologies. One of the key characteristics of the smart grid is its support for bi-directional information flow between the consumer of electricity and the utility provider. This two-way interaction allows electricity to be generated in real-time based on consumers’ demands and power requests. As a result, consumer privacy becomes an important concern when collecting energy usage data with the deployment and adoption of smart grid technologies. To protect such sensitive information it is imperative that privacy protection mechanisms be used to protect the privacy of smart grid users. We present an analysis of recently proposed smart grid privacy solutions and identify their strengths and weaknesses in terms of their implementation complexity, efficiency, robustness, and simplicity.


URLWireless Personal Communications
Citation Key1750
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