The empowered user - The critical interface to critical infrastructures

Document type: Conference Papers
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Author(s): Rune Gustavsson, Björn Ståhl
Title: The empowered user - The critical interface to critical infrastructures
Conference name: The Fifth International CRIS conference on Critical Infrastructures – Interacting Critical Infrastructures for the 21st Century.
Year: 2010
Publisher: IEEE
City: Beijing
URI/DOI: 10.1109/CRIS.2010.5617575
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: School of Computing (Sektionen för datavetenskap och kommunikation)
School of Computing S-371 79 Karlskrona
+46 455 38 50 00
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Language: English
Abstract: Future Smart Grids involve new kinds of stakeholders, such as Aggregators and empowered Users to enable new kinds of energy-based business cases. Those services are based on vast amounts of Distributed Energy Resources (DER) and Renewable Energy Sources (RES). Furthermore classical SCADA systems have to be complemented by new ICT systems providing necessary distributed information management.

A goal of Smart Grids is to increase Energy Efficiency by, e.g., empowering end users. However, Smart Meters to that end also open up possibilities for tempering and access to critical infrastructures by adversaries.

The paper addresses some challenges related to sustainavle future energy systems
Subject: Business Administration\Management Control
Computer Science\Distributed Computing
Computer Science\Electronic security
Keywords: Smart Grids, empowerment, sustainability