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Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing
Volume 2017 (2017), Article ID 2539673, 8 pages
Research Article

Privacy-Preserving Meter Report Protocol of Isolated Smart Grid Devices

School of Computer Sciences, Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Nanjing, China

Correspondence should be addressed to Zhiwei Wang

Received 17 January 2017; Revised 24 April 2017; Accepted 4 May 2017; Published 6 June 2017

Academic Editor: Zhe Yang

Copyright © 2017 Zhiwei Wang and Hao Xie. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Smart grid aims to improve the reliability, efficiency, and security of the traditional grid, which allows two-way transmission and efficiency-driven response. However, a main concern of this new technique is that the fine-grained metering data may leak the personal privacy information of the customers. Thus, the data aggregation mechanism for privacy protection is required for the meter report protocol in smart grid. In this paper, we propose an efficient privacy-preserving meter report protocol for the isolated smart grid devices. Our protocol consists of an encryption scheme with additively homomorphic property and a linearly homomorphic signature scheme, where the linearly homomorphic signature scheme is suitable for privacy-preserving data aggregation. We also provide security analysis of our protocol in the context of some typical attacks in smart grid. The implementation of our protocol on the Intel Edison platform shows that our protocol is efficient enough for the physical constrained devices, like smart meters.