Data protection in the intelligent power grid (Smart Grid) is a central research topic of the chair, which has published several frequently cited articles on this topic. A DAAD-funded exchange project with the University of Lleida on the data-protection-compatible use of smart electricity meters ran until the end of 2015. This preparatory work led to participation in the "Designetz" project proposal, which - with numerous partners from Saarland, Rhineland-Palatinate and North Rhine-Westphalia - aims to provide a practical demonstration of the feasibility of a smart grid.

Objectives and Approach

Under the direction of Professor Dr. Christoph Sorge, a blueprint for the energy turnaround and the energy network of the future is to be developed. In this project, Saarland University is working, among other things, on practically implementable solutions for the data protection-compatible handling of smart meter data and is investigating possible de-anonymization attacks on smart meter data.

Funded by the federal ministry of economics and energy. 

Project manager 

Chair for Legal Informatics – Prof. Dr. Christoph Sorge

Project representative

Research associate Aljoscha Dietrich (Mail)

Project partner 

Bergische Universität Wuppertal
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz
Fraunhofer-Institut für Experimentelles Software Engineering IESE
gwi – Gas- und Wärme-Institut Essen e.V.
htw – Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Saar
Institut für Elektrische Anlagen und Energiewirtschaft (IAEW), RWTH Aachen
Institut für ökologische Wirtschaftsforschung (IÖW) GmbH
StoREgio Energiespeichersysteme e.V.
Technische Universität Dortmund, Institut für Energiesysteme, Energieeffizienz und Energiewirtschaft (ie³)
Transferstelle Bingen (TSB) – Geschäftsbereich des Institut für Innovation, Transfer und Beratung gGmbH (ITB)

Project duration 

January 2017 – December 2020

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