A Secure and Privacy-preserving Protocol for Smart Metering Operational Data Collection

Mustafa A. Mustafa, Sara Cleemput, Abelrahaman Aly, Aysajan Abidin

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In this paper we propose a novel protocol that allows suppliers and grid operators to collect users' aggregate metering data in a secure and privacy-preserving manner. We use secure multiparty computation to ensure privacy protection. In addition, we propose three different data aggregation algorithms that offer different balances between privacy-protection and performance. Our protocol is designed for a realistic scenario in which the data need to be sent to different parties, such as grid operators and suppliers. Furthermore, it facilitates an accurate calculation of transmission, distribution and grid balancing fees in a privacy-preserving manner. We also present a security analysis and a performance evaluation of our protocol based on well known multiparty computation algorithms implemented in C++.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-1
Number of pages1
JournalIEEE Transactions on Smart Grid
Issue number6
Early online date19 Mar 2019
Publication statusPublished - 2019


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