By Topic

Demonstration of a home energy management system with smart thermostat control

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

3 Author(s)
Saha, A. ; Virginia Tech - Adv. Res. Inst., Arlington, VA, USA ; Kuzlu, M. ; Pipattanasomporn, M.

A home energy management (HEM) system has the potential to enable demand response (DR) implementation for residential customers. This paper presents a detailed hardware architecture that allows control of an air conditioning (AC) unit by varying the thermostat set point. This can be accomplished by controlling a Wi-Fi enabled thermostat via an HEM system. The hardware demonstration of the proposed architecture is also discussed. This work showcases the applicability of the HEM system in managing an AC unit through a smart thermostat control. This approach can serve as an alternative to allowing an electric utility to perform remote disconnect to AC units. Controlling an AC unit by adjusting the thermostat set point can ensure lower average power consumption of the AC unit during a demand response period, along with better temperature control and improved equipment lifetime.

Published in:

Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT), 2013 IEEE PES

Date of Conference:

24-27 Feb. 2013