Privacy-preserving smart metering with regional statistics and personal enquiry services

Cheng-Kang Chu, Joseph K Liu, Jun Wen Wong, Yunlei Zhao, Jianying Zhou

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In smart grid, households may send the readings of their energy usage to the utility and a third-party service provider which provides analyzed statistics data to users. User privacy becomes an important issue in this application. In this paper, we propose a new cryptographic-based solution for the privacy issue in smart grid systems. The advantages of our system are twofold: Households can send authenticated energy consumption readings to a third-party service provider anonymously. The service provider learns only the region where the readings come from but not their respective identities. On the other hand, users with personal secret information can enquiry their usage history records or regional statistics. Formal security analysis is provided to show that our scheme is secure. We further analyze the performance of our system by giving simulation results.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 8th ACM SIGSAC Symposium on Information, Computer and Communications Security (ASIA CSS 2013)
EditorsNinghui Li, Wen-Guey Tzeng
Place of PublicationNew York NY USA
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Pages369 - 379
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9781450317672
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
EventACM Symposium on Information, Computer and Communications Security 2013 - Hangzhou, China
Duration: 7 May 201310 May 2013
Conference number: 8th


ConferenceACM Symposium on Information, Computer and Communications Security 2013
Abbreviated titleAsiaCCS 2013
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