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New Cybersecurity Research from School of Electronics Engineering Described (Blockchain-Enabled Smart Grid Applications: Architecture, Challenges, and Solutions)

  • Aug 7, 2022
NewsRx Policy and Law Daily

2022 AUG 05 (NewsRx) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at NewsRx Policy and Law Daily -- Current study results on cybersecurity have been published. According to news reporting from Bhubaneswar, India, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, “The conventional electrical grid is undergoing substantial growth for reliable grid operation and for more efficient and sustainable energy use. The traditional grid is now metamorphosing into a smart grid (SG) that incorporates a diverse, heterogeneous blend of operating measures such as smart appliances, meters, and renewable energy resources.”

Funders for this research include King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok.

Our news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from School of Electronics Engineering: “With better efficient results and dependability, the SG can be described as a modern electric power grid architecture. The SG is one of the greatest potential advances as a promising solution for the energy crisis. However, it is complex and its decentralization could be of tremendous benefit. Moreover, digitalization and integration of a large number of growing connections make it a target of cyber-attacks. In this sense, blockchain is a promising SG paradigm solution that offers several excellent features. There has been considerable effort put into using blockchains in the smart grid for its decentralization and enhanced cybersecurity; however, it has not been thoroughly studied in both application and architectural perspectives. An in-depth study was conducted on blockchain-enabled SG applications.”

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: “Blockchain architectures for various applications, such as the synchrophasor applications, electric vehicles, energy management systems, etc., were proposed. The purpose of this article is to provide directions for future research efforts aimed at secure and decentralized SG applications using blockchain.”

For more information on this research see: Blockchain-Enabled Smart Grid Applications: Architecture, Challenges, and Solutions. Sustainability, 2022,14(8801):8801. (Sustainability - The publisher for Sustainability is MDPI AG.

A free version of this journal article is available at

Our news editors report that more information may be obtained by contacting Bhargav Appasani, School of Electronics Engineering, Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, Bhubaneswar 751024, India. Additional authors for this research include Sunil Kumar Mishra, Amitkumar V. Jha, Santosh Kumar Mishra, Florentina Magda Enescu, Ioan Sorin Sorlei, Fernando Georgel Birleanu, Noureddine Takorabet, Phatiphat Thounthong, Nicu Bizon.


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