Privacy Technologies for Smart Grids – A Survey of Options

  • Marek Jawurek
  • Florian Kerschbaum
  • George Danezis

MSR-TR-2012-119 |

We present the problems associated with protecting privacy in smart grids and survey currently proposed solutions. First we discuss use-cases, the policy environment and the literature on attacks based on monitoring the electricity supply. Then we review the most commonly deployed policy tools, and dive into a detailed survey of privacy technologies for aggregation of readings, billing for consumption and even hiding the consumption from physical adversaries.