Date Added: Apr 2012
Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) is an imperative component of the smart grid, as it is responsible for collecting, measuring, analyzing energy usage data, and transmitting these data to the data concentrator and then to a central system in the utility side. Therefore, the security of AMI is one of the most demanding issues in the smart grid implementation. In this paper, the authors propose an Intrusion Detection System (IDS) architecture for AMI which will act as a complimentary with other security measures. This IDS architecture consists of three local IDSs placed in smart meters, data concentrators, and central system (AMI head-end).