A Survey on Privacy in Residential Demand Side Management Applications

  • Markus KarweEmail author
  • Jens Strüker
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8448)


Demand Side Management (DSM) is an auspicious concept for managing electricity grids with a high share of renewable energy sources. We provide a survey on privacy energy issues and potential solutions in Demand Response systems. For this we give an overview of privacy issues raised by energy consumption values. We introduce the Smart Metering Gateway concept of the BSI and indicate three technical types of Demand Response (DR). Furthermore we show how the three types can be integrated in the Smart Meter Gateway (SMGW) BSI setting. We present the privacy concerns about three technical DR types and provide an overview of current Privacy Enhancing Technologies that are applicable to mitigate these problems.


Smart grid Privacy Demand response 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Informatik ud GesellschaftUniversität FreiburgFreiburgGermany
  2. 2.Institute of Energy Economics (INEWI) at the Fresenius University of Applied SciencesIdsteinGermany

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