Towards Efficient Energy Management: Defining HEMS, AMI and Smart Grid Objectives

Ana Rossello Busquet, Georgios Kardaras, José Soler, Lars Dittmann

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference Proceedings of The Tenth International Conference on Networks
Publication date2011
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventThe Tenth International Conference on Networks - St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles
Duration: 23 Jan 201128 Jan 2011
Conference number: 10


ConferenceThe Tenth International Conference on Networks
CountryNetherlands Antilles
CitySt. Maarten
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The paper has recieved a conference 'Best Paper' award. The award is based on the reviews of the original submission, the camera-ready version, and the presentation during the conference.

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