Developing a Secure, Smart Microgrid Energy Market using Distributed Ledger Technologies

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)peer-review

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2019 IEEE 17th International Conference on Industrial Informatics (INDIN)
PublisherIEEE
Pages1725-1728
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-7281-2927-3
Publication statusPublished - 23 Jul 2019

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics (INDIN)
Volume2019-July
ISSN (Print)1935-4576

Conference

Title17th IEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics (INDIN2019)
LocationAalto University
PlaceFinland
CityHelsinki-Espoo
Period22 - 25 July 2019

Abstract

The ability for the smart microgrid to allow for the independent generation and distribution of electrical energy makes it an attractive solution towards enabling universal access to electricity within developing economies. Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLTs) are being considered as an enabling technology for the secure energy trade market however the high processing, energy and data exchange requirements may make them unsuitable for the Industrial Internet of Things technologies used in the implementation of the microgrid and the limited connectivity infrastructure in developing technologies. This work serves to assess the suitability of DLTs for IIoT edge node operation and as a solution for the microgrid energy market by considering node transaction times, operating temperature, power consumption, processor and memory useage, in addition to mining effort and end user costs.

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  • IoT Embedded Devices, Smart Microgrid, Distributed Ledger Technology, Blockchain Applications, Industry 4.0, IoT security, Performance testing

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Developing a Secure, Smart Microgrid Energy Market using Distributed Ledger Technologies. / Ledwaba, Lehlogonolo P.I.; Hancke, Gerhard P.; Isaac, Sherrin J.; Venter, Hein S.

Proceedings - 2019 IEEE 17th International Conference on Industrial Informatics (INDIN). IEEE, 2019. p. 1725-1728 8972018 (IEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics (INDIN); Vol. 2019-July).

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)peer-review