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On-line energy services for smart homes

Clarke, J.A. and Johnstone, C. and Kim, J.M. and Strachan, P.A. (2002) On-line energy services for smart homes. In: Proceedings of EPIC 02 Conference. Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre, Sint-Stevens-Woluwe.

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Abstract

The EC funded 'Smart Homes' project commenced in 2001 as a 3 year programme. The primary objective is to establish Internet-based energy services and test these within field trials in Sweden, Greece, the Czech Republic and the UK. The tasks include the prototyping and testing of energy services for citizens and professionals, and the establishment of cable and wireless approaches to Internet connection. The implementations are based on residential gateway, or 'e-box', technology. Users, for example utilities, citizens, local authority energy managers and health care providers, can access the information through standard Web browsers and, depending on the particular energy service, may transmit information or control requests back to the originating homes. This paper sets out the overall structure of the SmartHomes system and reports on progress to date.