Impact analysis of false data injection attacks in Transactive Energy Market-based micro-grid systems

Rumpa Dasgupta, Amin Sakzad, Carsten Rudolph

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Transactive Energy Markets (TEMs) have emerged as a promising approach to balance the demand and supply dynamically across the grid using the increasing integration of distributed energy generation in the electric grid. TEM enables peer to peer (P2P) energy trading and brings flexibility by reducing users' demand in the grid. TEM has various components. Adversaries can target any market component and perform false data injection attacks (FDIAs) either by maliciously acting as a market participant or by exploiting their fragile security mechanism during energy trading. Hence, in this study, we present and evaluate two FDIAs where attackers (1) manipulate the requested flexibility through an attack into flexibility requesters (2) modify forecasting data by executing an FDIA over TEM users' smart devices during the flexibility and P2P market of TEM-based micro-grid systems. We analyze the impact of these attacks on the market operation, prosumers, and consumers by conducting computer simulations. The result shows that adversaries gain significant financial benefits while victims face economic losses. The result also indicates that attackers could severely impact market operations just by injecting a small false demand.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2021 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies – Asia (ISGT Asia 2021)
EditorsDaisuke Mashima
Place of PublicationPiscataway NJ USA
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781665433396
ISBN (Print)9781665433402
Publication statusPublished - 2021
EventIEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technologies - Asia 2021 - Online, Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 5 Dec 20218 Dec 2021 (Proceedings) (Website)

Publication series

Name2021 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies - Asia, ISGT Asia 2021
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
ISSN (Print)2378-8534
ISSN (Electronic)2378-8542


ConferenceIEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technologies - Asia 2021
Abbreviated titleISGT Asia 2021
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  • false data injection attacks
  • flexibility scheme
  • impact analysis
  • P2P energy trading
  • smart micro-grid
  • transactive energy market

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