Remote control of smart meters: friend or foe?
Paper in proceedings, 2012

The traditional electrical grid is transitioning into the smart grid. New equipment is being installed to simplify the process of monitoring and managing the grid, making the system more transparent to use but also introducing new security problems. Smart meters are replacing the traditional electrical utility meters, offering new functionalities such as remote reading, automatic error reporting, and the possibility for remote shutoff. This last feature is studied in this paper through two scenarios where the effects are outlined, both on a theoretical level and through a simulation. In the first scenario, the frequency property of the grid is the target to possibly cause a blackout. In the second scenario, the voltage is driven out of bounds by the adversary.

denial of service

smart grid security

smart meters

Author

Mihai Costache

Chalmers, Computer Science and Engineering (Chalmers)

Valentin Tudor

Chalmers, Computer Science and Engineering (Chalmers), Networks and Systems (Chalmers)

Magnus Almgren

Chalmers, Computer Science and Engineering (Chalmers), Networks and Systems (Chalmers)

Marina Papatriantafilou

Chalmers, Computer Science and Engineering (Chalmers), Networks and Systems (Chalmers)

Christopher Saunders

Chalmers, Energy and Environment, Electric Power Engineering

Proceedings - 2011 7th European Conference on Computer Network Defense, EC2ND 2011

49-56 6377738

Areas of Advance

Information and Communication Technology

Building Futures (2010-2018)

Energy

Subject Categories

Computer and Information Science

DOI

10.1109/EC2ND.2011.14

ISBN

978-076954762-6

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11/3/2020