in News Departments > Projects & Contracts
print the content item

The nonprofit European Network for Cyber Security (ENCS) and Elster have announced that they will collaborate with Dutch energy network provider Alliander to provide a proof-of-concept pilot project to demonstrate advanced privacy-enhancing technologies (PET) for smart metering networks.

Responsible for the regional distribution of electricity and gas to 3.3 million customers in the Netherlands, Alliander is currently developing and implementing smart metering and smart grid infrastructures. Elster will be supplying an end-to-end, market-ready solution for the PET pilot, which forms part of Alliander's small-scale smart meter rollout that commenced in the first half of this year.

ENCS selected Elster to implement the PET protocols on the Elster AS300 multi-utility smart electricity meter and the Elster EnergyICT EIServer, a meter management head-end solution, for Alliander's PET pilot.

According to Elster, the PET protocols use cryptographic methods optimized specifically for aggregating data, which means any information collected from smart meters is unusable until aggregated with measurements from other meters.

Elster says this will allow Alliander to meet strict privacy requirements mandated in the Netherlands, while simultaneously being able to perform advanced grid management and optimization based on the metering data.




Hse SandyHook
Latest Top Stories

SaskPower Halts Smart Meter Installations Following Fires

The Canadian utility has suspended its smart meter deployment as it investigates half a dozen fires associated with the meters.


New Study Underscores Value Of Customer Engagement, Ranks Most-Trusted U.S. Utilities

According to the report, which analyzes 125 utilities across the country, earning a customer's trust can lead to monetary gains.


Washington State Doles Out Cash For Utility Energy Storage Projects

Three utilities have been awarded millions of dollars in grants to explore energy storage technology that could help integrate renewable and improve the power grid.


Utilities Reveal Just How Much Customers Are Saving With Energy Efficiency Programs

Two U.S. utility companies have issued progress reports and solid numbers regarding their respective initiatives.


Middle East And North African Countries To Spend Billions On Smart Grids, Solar Integration

According to a new report from Northeast Group LLC, the MENA region will make big investments to modernize the grid and add more solar power by 2024.

S&C Electric_id176
edf_id180