Supergen Energy Networks Hub


Consumer-centric privacy protection scheme for energy consumption data

Lead Institution: Imperial College London

Project Summary

Recent advances in data analytics of energy system highlight the need to collect large volume of data, which causes concerns over privacy and security. Existing protection schemes, such as encryption, can not address the privacy concerns over the lifetime of the data, as evidenced by the data breach of British Airways. This project aims to explore and expand a new concept of differential privacy, recently developed in data science, into the energy system and develop a novel consumer-centric privacy-preserving mechanism that provides tailored protection for consumer-chosen sensitive information, while minimising the utility loss of the data.

Dr Fei Teng
Principle Investigator

Fei Teng

Dr Deniz Guduz

Imperial College London

Darren Jones
Project Partner

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