A smart grid can help utilities conserve energy, cut costs, increase reliability and accountability, and increase efficiency in processes. Nevertheless, the growing use of IT-based electrical power systems increases the vulnerabilities of cyber security causes which increases the importance of cyber security in interconnected power grids. Utilities should understand protection of the smart grid, including vulnerable areas, strategic issues, layered security. However, there is a lack of awareness over the country since the inhabitants less informed about its importance in our life to transform into a smart grid and being part of this plan. Knowing that the government started already contributing to be part of the smart grid, the whole country should be awarded of its significance and the strategies consequences of such vital change. This project aims to build a program that is compatible to all smart phones where it can provide clear information of the smart grid and ways to be part of it. The program will have an interactive interface showing the user the consumption of electricity instantaneously. Besides, for the providers, the program will show how are they contributing to the grid and ways of reducing the electricity bills. This project discusses important information about the smart grid and features that the program should have to provide a better experience to the customers but mainly the large energy users that play a relatively larger rule in consuming electricity.

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Document Type

Master's Project

Student Type


Degree Name

Professional Studies - City Sciences (MS)

Department, Program, or Center

Graduate Programs & Research (Dubai)


Sanjay Modak

Advisor/Committee Member

Ioannis Karamitsos


RIT Dubai