Chapter 17

End-to-end-authentication in smart grid control

K.C. Ruland; J. Sassmannshausen    University of Siegen, Siegen, Germany


With the change from a centralized energy supply to a more decentralized system with many small power generators, the requirements to power supply systems are changing, and the control of them is increasingly complex. In smart grids, many processes can be automated by using communication among the components of the grid. The standard IEC 61850 defines, among other requirements and parts of the system, communication protocols that shall be used for different purposes. The standard IEC 62351 focuses on security in smart grids and lists several security requirements, which should be met, as well as a series ...

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