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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 transforming 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 electric 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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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1096112
Report Number(s):
NREL/JA-5500-57586
Journal ID: ISSN 0018-9219
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Proceedings of the IEEE; Journal Volume: 101; Journal Issue: 11
Publisher:
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Research Org:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Building Technologies Program
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; RESIDENTIAL; RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS; NREL; BUILDING AMERICA; BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE; CONSUMER BEHAVIOR; DECISION MAKING; ENERGY MANAGEMENT; LOAD MANAGEMENT; SMART GRID; SMART HOME; Buildings