Combating unauthorized load signal analysis with targeted event masking

Thomas D. Nicol, David M. Nicol

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Abstract

Privacy concerns surround the advent of frequently reported meter readings, as analysis of the load demand can reveal electrical customer behavior. Load masking is a means by which consumer might achieve obfuscating the load being metered, by using large-scale electrical storage to either meet some demand locally, or add to the load by charging. This paper considers algorithms for masking load by masking individual load changes, and evaluates their effectiveness in terms of an observer's ability to pin-point the actual change in load, when a new change is load is presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 45th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS-45
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages2037-2043
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9780769545257
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012
Event2012 45th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2012 - Maui, HI, United States
Duration: Jan 4 2012Jan 7 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
ISSN (Print)1530-1605

Other

Other2012 45th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2012
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityMaui, HI
Period1/4/121/7/12

Keywords

  • Advanced metering infrastructure
  • Privacy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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