Recently, Smart Grid (SG) has attracted attentions from engineers and researchers in both electric power and communication sectors. The concept of SG has appeared in recent literature in different flavors. Some referred to it as intelligent grid whereas some called it the grid of the future. The objective of the SG concept remains more or less the same, namely to provide end-users or consumers with power in a more stable and reliable manner that the aging power-grids of today may not be able to provide in the near future. In this vein, SG incorporates a two-way communication between the provider and consumers of electric power. The two-way communication indicates the ability of SG is expected to endow the end-users with in terms of expressing their demands of power requirement to the provider. In SG, the users are no longer passive players. Instead, they can undertake active roles to effectively minimize energy consumption by communicating back and forth with the provider. In spite of the numerous value-added application scenarios of smart grid, SG communications will be vulnerable to security threats. As a consequence, it is essential to properly design SG communication protocols for dealing with all possible security threats.
|Bibliography on Security and Privacy in Smart Grid|
|Homepage of Smart Grid Subgroup at BBCR Lab|