Paper 2018/101

A Secure and Privacy-preserving Protocol for Smart Metering Operational Data Collection

Mustafa A. Mustafa, Sara Cleemput, Abdelrahaman Aly, and Aysajan Abidin


In this paper we propose a novel protocol that allows suppliers and grid operators to collect users' aggregate metering data in a secure and privacy-preserving manner. We use secure multiparty computation to ensure privacy protection. In addition, we propose three different data aggregation algorithms that offer different balances between privacy-protection and performance. Our protocol is designed for a realistic scenario in which the data need to be sent to different parties, such as grid operators and suppliers. Furthermore, it facilitates an accurate calculation of transmission, distribution and grid balancing fees in a privacy-preserving manner. We also present a security analysis and a performance evaluation of our protocol based on well known multiparty computation algorithms implemented in C++.

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Preprint. MINOR revision.
Secure Multiparty ComputationSecret SharingSmart GridSmart MeteringRenewable Energy SourceSecurityPrivacy.
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mustafa mustafa @ esat kuleuven be
2018-01-29: received
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      author = {Mustafa A.  Mustafa and Sara Cleemput and Abdelrahaman Aly and Aysajan Abidin},
      title = {A Secure and Privacy-preserving Protocol for Smart Metering Operational Data Collection},
      howpublished = {Cryptology ePrint Archive, Paper 2018/101},
      year = {2018},
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