Reasons to Measure Frequently and Their Requirements

  • Fábio Borges de Oliveira


This chapter presents three reasons for smart meters to measure frequently and their requirements for smart grid scenarios. Privacy-Preserving Protocols (PPPs) based on commitment functions can provide billing with dynamic pricing without measurements leaving the smart meters. Thus, these reasons require information about the measurements on the supplier side.


Measurements Smart grid Fraud Energy loss Virtualization Distribution Minimum requirements Consumption 


  1. 1.
    F. Borges et al., A privacy-enhancing protocol that provides innetwork data aggregation and verifiable smart meter billing, in 2014 IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communication (ISCC) (2014), pp. 1–6. doi:10.1109/ISCC.2014.6912612
  2. 2.
    P. Fox-Penner, Smart Power: Climate Change, the Smart Grid, and the Future of Electric Utilities (Island Press, Washington, DC, 2010). isbn:9781597268097Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    M. Jawurek, M. Johns, F. Kerschbaum, Plug-in privacy for smart metering billing, in Proceedings of Privacy Enhancing Technologies: 11th International Symposium, PETS 2011, Waterloo, ON, July 27–29, 2011, ed. by S. Fischer-Hübner, N. Hopper (Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2011), pp. 192–210. isbn:978-3-642-22263-4. doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-22263-4_11.
  4. 4.
    A.B. Lovins et al., Small is Profitable. The Hidden Economic Benefits of Making Electrical Resources the Right Size (Rocky Mountain Institute, Boulder, CO, 2002). isbn:1-881071-07-3Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    K.D. McBee, M.G. Simoes, General smart meter guidelines to accurately assess the aging of distribution transformers. IEEE Trans. Smart Grid 5 (6), 2967–2979 (2014). issn:1949-3053. doi:10.1109/TSG.2014.2320285
  6. 6.
    M. Nicolosi, Energy efficiency policies and strategies with regular papers. Energy Policy 38 (11), 7257–7268 (2010). issn:0301-4215. doi:10.1016/j.enpol.2010.08.002.
  7. 7.
    S. Salinas, M. Li, P. Li, Privacy-preserving energy theft detection in smart grids: a P2P computing approach. IEEE J. Sel. Areas Commun. 31 (9), 257–267 (2013). issn:0733-8716. doi:10.1109/JSAC.2013.SUP.0513023

Copyright information

© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  • Fábio Borges de Oliveira
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratório Nacional de Computação Científica (LNCC) - PetrópolisRio de JaneiroBrazil

Personalised recommendations