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DEHEMS: Creating a digital environment for large-scale energy management at homes

Liu, Q, Cooper, GS, Linge, N, Takruri, H and Sowden, R 2013, 'DEHEMS: Creating a digital environment for large-scale energy management at homes' , Consumer Electronics, IEEE Transactions on, 59 (1) , pp. 62-69.

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Located at the consumer-end of the Smart Grid, domestic energy monitoring and management systems aim to provide direct energy feedback whilst (or shortly after) consumption occurs, so as to persuade users to achieve energy saving and efficiency. However, existing solutions are challenged by the lack of large-scale practice and study on user behaviours and preferences. In this paper, we present a domestic energy management system (DEHEMS), which deploys electricity and gas monitoring in European-wide homes. The system has been developed in three cycles in order for households to participate and contribute. Results based on both qualitative and quantitative data analysis show that less energy has been consumed using the system. Additionally, positive behavioural changes have been achieved among households.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: energy conservation;energy management systems;power system measurement;smart power grids;DEHEMS;European-wide homes;consumer-end;digital environment;direct energy feedback;domestic energy management system;domestic energy monitoring;electricity monitoring;energy efficiency;energy saving;gas monitoring;large-scale energy management;positive behavioural changes;smart grid;user behaviours;user preferences;Energy Consumptionand Monitoring;Energy Efficiency;Energy Management System;Sensors;SmartGrid
Themes: Built and Human Environment
Media, Digital Technology and the Creative Economy
Schools: Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering
Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Salford Innovation Research Centre (SIRC)
Journal or Publication Title: Consumer Electronics, IEEE Transactions on
Publisher: IEEE
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0098-3063
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Funders: European Union (EU)
Depositing User: GS Cooper
Date Deposited: 17 May 2013 15:47
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2015 00:18

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