A Wavelet-Based Approach to End-User Privacy in Smart Metering

Provided by: University of Antwerp
Topic: Security
Format: PDF
Analysis of smart grid pilot projects in various countries shows that end-users at this point in time are hesitant to accept smart grid technologies. A critical issue mentioned repeatedly by end-users is the perceived lack of privacy. Smart metering is a core component in the smart grid end-user domain. Load profiles created by smart meters have been a focus of the privacy debate. In this paper the authors review an approach to end-user privacy that has been previously proposed and published. Load profiles are transformed using the discrete wavelet transform to produce a Multi-Resolution (MR) representation.

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