Andrea Monacchi

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--Home energy management systems can be used to monitor and optimize consumption and local production from renewable energy. To assess solutions before their deployment, researchers and designers of those systems demand for energy consumption datasets. In this paper, we present the GREEND dataset, containing detailed power usage information obtained through(More)
Demand response provides utilities with a mechanism to share with end users the stochasticity resulting from the use of renewable sources. Pricing is accordingly used to reflect energy availability, to allocate such a limited resource to those loads that value it most. However, the strictly competitive mechanism can result in service interruption in(More)
The progressive installation of renewable energy sources requires the coordination of energy consuming devices. At consumer level, this coordination can be done by a home energy management system (HEMS). Interoperability issues need to be solved among smart appliances as well as between smart and non-smart, i.e., legacy devices. We expect current(More)
Stability issues in the electric power grid originate from the rising of renewable energy generation and the increasing number of electric vehicles. The uncertainty and the distributed nature of generation and consumption demand for optimal allocation of energy resources, which, in the absence of sufficient control reserve for power generation, can be(More)
Energy awareness is the ability to perceive the role of energy in daily activities. We combine appliance-level consumption information with prepaid billing so as to turn appliances in pay-as-you-go devices. We expect a greater awareness of energy available and demand to arise from the interaction with such a system. In this paper, we introduce the key(More)
The success of the Smart Grid depends on its ability to collect data from heterogeneous sources such as smart meters and smart appliances, as well as the utilization of this information to forecast energy demand and to provide value-added services to users. In our analysis, we discuss requirements for collecting and integrating household data within smart(More)
Daily-life activities at home can generate dangers that may lead to accidents. Risky situations may be difficult to notice by people with a cognitive or physical impairment. Therefore, recognizing dangers is very important so as to assist users in preventing accidents, and ensure their health, safety and wellbeing. The present thesis aims to design a system(More)
The integration of renewable energy sources increases the complexity in mantaining the power grid. In particular, the highly dynamic nature of generation and consumption demands for a better utilization of energy resources, which seen the cost of storage infrastructure, can only be achieved through demand-response. Accordingly, the availability of energy(More)
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