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Guest editors' introduction: smart energy systems

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>01/2011
<mark>Journal</mark>IEEE Pervasive Computing
Issue number1
Volume10
Number of pages2
Pages (from-to)11-12
<mark>State</mark>Published
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Abstract

The authors suggest that smart energy management will be an important application area for pervasive computing, as the pressing societal need for a solution is clear and there is a close fit with technologies and approaches being developed under the pervasive rubric. They present five full papers, including a comprehensive survey spanning four decades of smart energy research, recent results from a UK study of home-deployed smart energy systems that involved both persuasive media and diverse energy-consumption sensing, nonintrusive load identification and estimation, and minimally intrusive load shedding. A short Spotlight article highlights the need to systematically integrate human management into the complex control schemes that these smart grid schemes will enable.