Energy consumption has increased considerably in the recent years. The way to reduce and make energy consumption more efficient has become of great interest for researchers. One of the research areas is the reduction of energy consumption in users’ residences. Efficiently managing and distributing electricity in the grid will also help to reduce the increase of energy consumption in the future. In order to reduce energy consumption in home environments, researches have been designing Home Energy Management Systems (HEMS). In addition, Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) and smart grids are also being developed to distribute and produce electricity efficiently. This paper presents the high level goals and requirements of HEMS. Additionally, it gives an overview of Advanced Metering Infrastructure benefits and smart grids objectives.
|Title of host publication||Conference Proceedings of The Tenth International Conference on Networks|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
|Event||The Tenth International Conference on Networks - St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles|
Duration: 23 Jan 2011 → 28 Jan 2011
Conference number: 10
|Conference||The Tenth International Conference on Networks|
|Period||23/01/2011 → 28/01/2011|