Smart meter privacy in the presence of energy harvesting and storage devices

Onur Tan, Deniz Gunduz, H. Vincent Poor

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Abstract

While increasing the efficiency in generation, distribution and storage of energy in a smart grid, smart meters also allow the utility provider to monitor the energy consumption behavior of the users, leading to important threats to privacy. In this paper, privacy in a smart metering system is studied from an information theoretic perspective in the presence of energy harvesting and storage units. It is shown that energy harvesting provides increased privacy by diversifying the energy source, while the storage device can be used to increase both the energy efficiency and the privacy of the user. For given input load and energy harvesting rates, it is shown that there exists a trade-off between the information leakage rate, which is used to measure the privacy of the user, and the wasted energy rate, which is a measure of the energy-efficiency. The impact of the energy harvesting rate and the size of the storage device on this trade-off is also studied.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2012 IEEE 3rd International Conference on Smart Grid Communications, SmartGridComm 2012
Pages664-669
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012
Event2012 IEEE 3rd International Conference on Smart Grid Communications, SmartGridComm 2012 - Tainan, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: Nov 5 2012Nov 8 2012

Publication series

Name2012 IEEE 3rd International Conference on Smart Grid Communications, SmartGridComm 2012

Other

Other2012 IEEE 3rd International Conference on Smart Grid Communications, SmartGridComm 2012
CountryTaiwan, Province of China
CityTainan
Period11/5/1211/8/12

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Communication

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