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This paper elaborates the idea of using an adaptive control system for managing household electricity consumption. The proposed solution aims at reducing the overall electrical energy consumption per household, thus decreasing their monthly electricity bills. The solution is based on a component-oriented architecture that provides a high degree of adaptability to different types of users in terms of ways to access the application (smart phones, web browser), the interaction with the individual devices and independency from various types and configurations of devices. It leverages the benefits of available tools and technologies such as device controllers, web services, mobile platforms, together with well known concepts of artificial intelligence and some of the services that will be available in the near future, such as meter data management systems. Beside previously mentioned decrease of energy consumption, this solution can manage and monitor grid energy storage and household renewable energy sources, if available, and therefore its application results in offloading power grid starting from the lowest level of granularity - the end user.