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Building Automation Systems and Smart Meter Integrated Residential Customer Platform

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Building automation systems (BAS) have promising potential to support power and energy management applications, in addition to the current and conventional intention of use for improving comfort. Integration of BAS with smart meters to provide remote monitoring and control over user-friendly interfaces can foster consumer awareness, proactiveness towards more effective use of energy and it is one of the keystones of the future's smart cities. This paper proposes development and field implementation of a remote monitoring, control and data processing system for residential customers. The system was designed to comprise a widely used BAS protocol (KNX) and smart meters in the market, adding on a central database and a web application. The developed solution is implemented in 3 houses with real residents in Istanbul, Turkey. The study provides developments for hardware-software integration in building energy management and solutions for problems encountered during field implementation. Energy management potential of three houses from the field is also discussed.

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Matt Chester on Oct 15, 2019 1:28 pm GMT

The developed solution is implemented in 3 houses with real residents in Istanbul, Turkey.

Do you have an early view of how applicable and extrapolatable these results are into other regions/countries/geographies? 

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Hakan Gul on Oct 15, 2019 7:49 pm GMT

Hi Matt,

Investments in renewable energy are increasing in Europe and other regions, it is due to the fact that the countries in the European region are dependent on fossil fuel in terms of energy raw materials and that the majority of this fuel is imported. In addition, carbon emissions from fossil fuels threaten the future of the world.

Although there are investments in renewable energy, in order to meet the demand in peak period time (also highest pricing rate), fossil fuel resources are needed at the present time. For this reason, thanks to the research/project we developed without disturbing the comfort of users, it is shifted some of the peak period demand to energy production time frame of renewable energy sources and/or off-peak period time (also cheaper pricing rate).

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