Smart Grid Privacy: Issues and Solutions

TitleSmart Grid Privacy: Issues and Solutions
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsF.. Siddiqui, S.. Zeadally, C. Alcaraz, and S.. Galvao
Conference Name21st International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN)
Date PublishedJul 2012
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Conference LocationMunich, Germany
ISBN Number978-1-4673-1543-2
KeywordsComputer architecture, Data privacy, Electricity, Home appliances, privacy, security, Smart grids

Migration to an electronically controlled electrical grid to transmit, distribute, and deliver power to consumers has helped enhance the reliability and efficiency of conventional electricity systems. At the same time, this digitally enabled technology called the Smart Grid has brought new challenges to businesses and consumers alike. A key component of such a grid is the smart-metering technology, which is used to collect energy consumption data from homes and transmitting it back to power distributors. A crucial concern is the privacy related to the collection and use of energy consumption data. We present an analysis of Smart Grid privacy issues and discuss recently proposed solutions that can protect the privacy of Smart Grid users.

Citation Keyalcaraz2012b