Felix Gomez Marmol, Christoph Sorge, Ronald Petrlic, Osman Ugus, Dirk Westhoff, Gregorio Martinez Perez,
Privacy Enhanced Architecture for Smart Metering,
International Journal of Information Security, Vol. 12, No. 2, p. 67–82, Springer, April 2013.

Abstract: The recent deployment of smart grids promises to bring numerous advantages in terms of energy consumption reduction in both homes and businesses. A more transparent and instantaneous measurement of electricity consumption through smart meters utilization leads to an enhancement in the ability of monitoring, controlling and predicting energy usage. Nevertheless, it also has associated drawbacks related to the privacy of customers, since such management might reveal their personal habits, which electrical appliances they are using at each moment, whether they are at home or not, etc. In this work, we present a privacy-enhanced architecture for smart metering aimed at tackling this threat by means of encrypting individual measurements while allowing the electricity supplier to access the aggregation of the corresponding decrypted values.

Themes: Network Security


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