Smart Meters and the Smart Grid: Privacy and Cybersecurity Considerations


Irwin E. Reid (Editor)
Hale A. Stevens (Editor)

Series: Energy Policies, Politics and Prices, Privacy and Identity Protection

Electric utilities have accelerated their deployment of smart meters to millions of homes across the United States with help from the Department of Energy’s Smart Grid Investment Grant program. As the meters multiply, so do issues concerning the privacy and security of the data collected by the new technology. This Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) promises to increase energy efficiency, bolster electric power grid reliability, and facilitate demand response, among other benefits. However, to fulfill these ends, smart meters must record near-real time data on consumer electricity usage and transmit the data to utilities over great distances via communications networks that serve the smart grid. This book examines the privacy and cybersecurity considerations of smart meters and the smart grid. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Smart Meter Data: Privacy and Cybersecurity
(Brandon J. Murrill, Edward C. Liu, Richard M. Thompson III, CRS)

Data Access and Privacy Issues Related to Smart Grid Technologies
(Department of Energy)

Communications Requirements of Smart Grid Technologies
(U.S. Department of Energy)


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