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Proceedings of Building Simulation 2011: 12th Conference of IBPSA


Electricity load management in smart home control

Félix Iglesias Vázquez, Wolfgang Kastner, Gaceo Sergio Cantos

Abstract: The achievement of sustainable goals in the home environment demands an optimized management of electricity loads from the control side. The present work proposes a control approach based on an appropriate load definition, context awareness regarding user behaviours and the persuasive capabilities of pervasive systems. Beyond further benefits, the main aim is focused on the improvement of the elasticity of the electricity market. In order to check the proposal, some simulations comparing common users and “optimized” users are performed. The simulations deploy statistical information from Austria in 2008 and conclude with hypothetical savings for future homes with the proposed enhancements.
Pages: 957 - 964