Abstract

To address the need for trusted information across bulk power systems, our paper proposes a new type of distributed ledger (or Blockchain), for a shared management of sensitive information in power systems. We call our Blockchain design the Assured Volt Ampere Information Ledger (AVAIL). The AVAIL' abstractions fit data needs of prototypical grid applications in wide area protection and control, energy management systems, and markets. The contribution of this paper is to draw directly from the distinct requirements of these applications and the valid assumptions about the adversaries, to shape the AVAIL abstractions. AVAIL is unique for the following features: 1) Adversarial model: Our design principles consider an adversarial model where attacks affect physical resources; 2) Non-binary validity: In our setting we allow for a spectrum of validity; 3) Validity enforcement: Validity in our setting is governed by physical laws.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2018 IEEE International Conference on Communications, Control, and Computing Technologies for Smart Grids, SmartGridComm 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781538679548
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 24 2018
Event2018 IEEE International Conference on Communications, Control, and Computing Technologies for Smart Grids, SmartGridComm 2018 - Aalborg, Denmark
Duration: Oct 29 2018Oct 31 2018

Other

Other2018 IEEE International Conference on Communications, Control, and Computing Technologies for Smart Grids, SmartGridComm 2018
CountryDenmark
CityAalborg
Period10/29/1810/31/18

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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Tesfay, T., Jamei, M., Scaglione, A., Hedman, M., Hedman, K., & Bazzi, R. (2018). AVAIL: Assured Volt-Ampère Information Ledger. In 2018 IEEE International Conference on Communications, Control, and Computing Technologies for Smart Grids, SmartGridComm 2018 [8587601] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/SmartGridComm.2018.8587601