Energy-Efficient Computing and Networking. First International Conference, E-Energy 2010, Athens, Greece, October 14-15, 2010, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

The BeyWatch Conceptual Model for Demand-Side Management

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-19322-4_19,
        author={Menelaos Perdikeas and Theodore Zahariadis and Pierre Plaza},
        title={The BeyWatch Conceptual Model for Demand-Side Management},
        proceedings={Energy-Efficient Computing and Networking. First International Conference, E-Energy 2010, Athens, Greece, October 14-15, 2010, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={E-ENERGY},
        year={2012},
        month={10},
        keywords={demand-side management dynamic tariffs home automation},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-19322-4_19}
    }
    
  • Menelaos Perdikeas
    Theodore Zahariadis
    Pierre Plaza
    Year: 2012
    The BeyWatch Conceptual Model for Demand-Side Management
    E-ENERGY
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-19322-4_19
Menelaos Perdikeas1,*, Theodore Zahariadis1,*, Pierre Plaza2,*
  • 1: Synelixis Solutions Ltd.
  • 2: Telefónica I+D
*Contact email: mperdikeas@synelixis.com, zahariad@synelixis.com, pierre@tid.es

Abstract

The BeyWatch project designs, develops and evaluates an innovative, energy-aware and user-centric solution, able to provide intelligent energy monitoring/control and power demand balancing at home/building and larger geographical area level. The focus lies in increasing the use of ICT in power systems. We first provide a brief overview of the concepts involved. After that, we highlight one of the crucial problems of demand side management: striving to attain a balance whereby the system meaningfully influences user behavior / electricity consumption while at the same time avoiding the two extremes of either: (a) putting too much strain on consumers by forcing them to second-guess and obsessively optimize the operation of their appliances or (b) taking over control of their household. We present the BeyWatch Conceptual Model that drove the architecture definition of the BeyWatch platform which solves this conundrum. We finish with a presentation of actual architecture deployed for the trials.