Social Network of Smart-Metered Homes and SMEs for Grid-based Renewable Energy Exchange

Ioana-Georgiana Ciuciu, Robert Meersman, Tharam Dillon

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    This paper proposes a revolutionary approach to
    Smart Energy Grids which empowers communities of consumers
    as first-class citizens with a novel role in the management of their
    electricity by sharing excess electricity and therefore becoming
    energy producers (prosumers). The approach makes innovations
    on smart technologies and processes by building a demandresponse
    decision support system on top of smart metering and
    social web technologies. This is achieved using a framework to
    connect dynamic, context-aware, heterogeneous virtual and real
    entities on the Internet of Smart Meters (IoSM) and by studying
    the behavior of communities on it. The smart electricity meters
    are transformed into fully-fledged intelligent computers on the
    IoSM, enabled to (i) securely collect data from heterogeneous
    meters and sensors and actuators, (ii) detect smart meters with
    similar goals, (iii) exchange and aggregate data from multiple
    autonomous physical or virtual meters, and (iv) manage the
    actual energy demand and ensure the achievement of demand
    response for the community involved. The approach is centered
    on the community and its respective DSOs, where each prosumer
    is represented as a node on the IoSM through their electricity
    meters, sensors and actuators. This allows for rational energy
    exchange between technical and non-technical participants by
    expressing their goals in a standardized language through hybrid
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationUnknown
    Publication statusPublished - 18 Jun 2012
    Event6th IEEE International Conference on Digital Ecosystems Technologies (DEST) - Campione d'Italia, Italy
    Duration: 18 Jun 201220 Jun 2012


    Conference6th IEEE International Conference on Digital Ecosystems Technologies (DEST)
    CityCampione d'Italia


    • demand-response
    • social network
    • prosumer
    • renewable energy
    • community
    • energy efficiency


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