A practical smart metering system supporting privacy preserving billing and load monitoring

Hsiao Ying Lin*, Wen-Guey Tzeng, Shiuan Tzuo Shen, Bao-Shuh Lin 

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Abstract

Fine-grained meter readings enable applications in an advanced metering infrastructure. However, those meter readings threaten personal privacy by implying a sketch of daily activities of households. The privacy issue has been addressed in smart metering systems by either a trusted third party assumption or cryptographic primitives. We address the privacy issue by using a trusted platform module and lightweight cryptographic primitives. Our smart metering system simultaneously supports the billing and load monitoring applications in a privacy preserving manner. It allows an electricity service provider obtain sums of meter readings over a time period and a monitoring center obtain sums of meter readings from meters in an area at some recent time unit while keeping individual meter reading private. Moreover, we formally prove that our system is privacy preserving. Our system provides a simple yet very practical solution to a privacy preserving smart metering system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationApplied Cryptography and Network Security - 10th International Conference, ACNS 2012, Proceedings
Pages544-560
Number of pages17
DOIs
StatePublished - 9 Jul 2012
Event10th International Conference on Applied Cryptography and Network Security, ACNS 2012 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 26 Jun 201229 Jun 2012

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume7341 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference10th International Conference on Applied Cryptography and Network Security, ACNS 2012
Country/TerritorySingapore
CitySingapore
Period26/06/1229/06/12

Keywords

  • Trusted platform module
  • privacy preserving technique
  • pseudorandom number generator
  • secure aggregation
  • smart metering

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