Survey on Security Aspects in Smart Grid: Performance and Parametric Analysis

  • V. V. VineethEmail author
  • S. Sophia
  • S. Jayanthy
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 626)


Smart grid is a great new aspect of the power industry. It integrates various advanced technologies and information and communication capabilities to deal with problems found to occur with the existing electrical networks. Such integration facilitates and improves efficiency and accessibility of the electric power system with the additional features of regularly supervising, calculating, and administrating customer demands. This leads to the excessive deployment of smart meters in order to recognize the actual benefits. But, the deployment of smart meters brings up different concerns on the security of information among both consumers and service providers. This paper aims to focus on the major attacks on smart meter security which challenges the overall grid security.


Smart grid Smart meter Cyber attack Physical attack Security solutions 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Electrical and ElectronicsSri Krishna College of Engineering & TechnologyCoimbatoreIndia
  2. 2.Department of Electronics and CommunicationSri Krishna College of Engineering & TechnologyCoimbatoreIndia
  3. 3.Department of Electronics and CommunicationSri Ramakrishna Engineering CollegeCoimbatoreIndia

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