Visible to the public Privacy Preserving Fine-Grained Data Distribution Aggregation for Smart Grid AMI Networks

TitlePrivacy Preserving Fine-Grained Data Distribution Aggregation for Smart Grid AMI Networks
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsOriero, E., Rahman, M. A.
Conference NameMILCOM 2018 - 2018 IEEE Military Communications Conference (MILCOM)
Date Publishedoct
ISBN Number978-1-5386-7185-6
Keywordsadvanced metering infrastructure, collected metering data, Companies, consumption distribution, data privacy, Distribution, energy consumption, energy consumption data, energy demand forecasting, fine-grained, fine-grained consumption, fine-grained metering data reporting, future energy production, Human Behavior, individual consumers, intended demand response service, Metrics, Network topology, network tree topology structure, parent smart meter, policy-based governance, power system security, privacy, privacy concerns, privacy preserving fine-grained data distribution aggregation, pubcrawl, Public key, real-time fine-grained monitoring, Real-time Systems, Resiliency, Smart grid, smart grid AMI networks, Smart Grid Consumeer Privacy, smart grid consumer privacy, Smart Metering, smart meters, smart power grids, Topology

An advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) allows real-time fine-grained monitoring of the energy consumption data of individual consumers. Collected metering data can be used for a multitude of applications. For example, energy demand forecasting, based on the reported fine-grained consumption, can help manage the near future energy production. However, fine- grained metering data reporting can lead to privacy concerns. It is, therefore, imperative that the utility company receives the fine-grained data needed to perform the intended demand response service, without learning any sensitive information about individual consumers. In this paper, we propose an anonymous privacy preserving fine-grained data aggregation scheme for AMI networks. In this scheme, the utility company receives only the distribution of the energy consumption by the consumers at different time slots. We leverage a network tree topology structure in which each smart meter randomly reports its energy consumption data to its parent smart meter (according to the tree). The parent node updates the consumption distribution and forwards the data to the utility company. Our analysis results show that the proposed scheme can preserve the privacy and security of individual consumers while guaranteeing the demand response service.

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