Blockchain applications in smart grid

Ziqiang Xu, Ahmad Salehi Shahraki, Carsten Rudolph

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With the fast growth of the internet industry, particularly information technology, the smart grid concept has been developed. The smart grid is an attempt to enhance and rejuvenate the secondary sector (the traditional power sector). In the contemporary context, the goal of constructing smart grids is to create a fair and healthy competitive energy market environment. Simultaneously, doing so can help to safeguard the environment and achieve carbon neutrality. With the advent of blockchain, new ideas for smart grid solutions have been developed and implemented. From the standpoint of blockchain types, this article details the aims and contributions made by state of the art technologies, particularly in the field of security. Further, we summarize the shortcomings of existing technologies and the relatively understudied security topics. Then we propose recommendations and describe what the future smart grid should achieve in terms of security.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2022 Australasian Computer Science Week (ACSW 2022)
EditorsMinh Dinh
Place of PublicationNew York NY USA
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781450396066
Publication statusPublished - 2022
EventAustralasian Information Security Conference 2022 - Online, Australia
Duration: 14 Feb 202218 Feb 2022 (Website) (Proceedings)


ConferenceAustralasian Information Security Conference 2022
Abbreviated titleAISC 2022
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  • Blockchain
  • Privacy
  • Security
  • Smart Grid
  • Trust

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