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Title: Electric Energy Management in the Smart Home: Perspectives on Enabling Technologies and Consumer Behavior

Smart homes hold the potential for increasing energy efficiency, decreasing costs of energy use, decreasing the carbon footprint by including renewable resources, and trans-forming the role of the occupant. At the crux of the smart home is an efficient electric energy management system that is enabled by emerging technologies in the electricity grid and consumer electronics. This article presents a discussion of the state-of-the-art in electricity management in smart homes, the various enabling technologies that will accelerate this concept, and topics around consumer behavior with respect to energy usage.
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  1. Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO (United States)
  2. Univ. of Technology, Belfort-Montebeliard (France)
  3. National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
  4. Fort Collins Utilities, CO (United States)
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Technical Report
Research Org:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Building Technologies Office (EE-5B) (Building America)
Country of Publication:
United States
residential; residential buildings; NREL; Building America; behavioral science; consumer behavior; decision making; energy management; load management; smart grid; smart home