Toward to an Electric Monitoring Platform Based on Agents
Smart grids are electricity supply-networks which detect and react to local changes in usage based on feedback from digital communications technologies. Their expansion are likely to have a positive impact on our economy, social development, and especially, on environmental measures taken to counteract climate change. In addition, the application of business strategies in the electricity-production sector would facilitate the pre-diagnosis of energy consumption fluctuations. Energy-saving audits are currently carried out by specialised professionals who rely on initiatives which are costly, both in terms of time and effort.
This paper presents a platform that guides users through the process of performing online energy consumption audits in near real-time. It describes how, based on the user input, the platform auto-completes the remaining necessary data in a simple and intuitive way. We then propose the integration of two types of agents into this platform: One to ease the transformation of source information and the other to act as a warning system to detect unusual energy consumption levels. We tested our methodology by calculating and validating energy consumption from different perspectives in two different public infrastructure electrical grids belonging to the city of Llíria in Valencia (Spain).
KeywordsAgents Smart grids Energy-saving Electric audit Energy consumption
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