Smart Houses! How will Smart Networks affect your homes? Actually, it's not going to look so different from the outside, but there's going to be a lot going on behind the scenes. In fact, new equipment, devices and software are available in many cities around the world. They use emerging Smart Grid technology for energy saving, low cost and efficient use.
The main element is the interactive relationship between you and network operators, along with the functions of emerging Smart Shebeks technologies.
Your energy provider allows you to reduce the cost as much as possible thanks to smart grid technology from the power grid, which is under stress in the face of high demand. Computerized control systems and applications in your home should be set according to the information from this provider, which minimizes the energy used.
Smart Meters and Home Energy Management Systems
Smart Meters work as a Smart Grid Interface between you and your energy provider. These digital meters are installed in place of old mechanical meters; provides the transfer of complex information between your home and your energy provider. For example, mind counters will distribute signals from your energy provider, which will help reduce energy costs.
Smart meters also provide information about how much electricity is used within service areas.The knowledge of the energy used from smart meters in your home can be interpreted directly in your home Energy Management System (EMS) and you can see and easily understand this information from your computer or any hands on any handsor.
The Home Energy Management System (EMS) allows you to monitor your energy usage in detail to save more energy. For example, you can view the effect of various electrical and electronic devices on and off the energy used during the shutdown via EMS.
EMS monitors real-time information, informs you about the administration's pricing, and adjusts new settings to enable automatic use when pricing is low.
You can also choose settings that allow you to automatically disable special electrical-electronics that you allow by balancing the energy load in the region and avoiding the high demand speed in case of power outages due to high demand when energy is charged without discount. For doing so, your Electricity Authority may offer you special financial incentives.
Smart Electronic Tools
Your Smart Home will have a network where you can access a lot of household appliances that are allowed to work through EMS.
EMS allows you to turn on your heater or air conditioner as soon as you leave your workplace to go home, or to monitor the energy your special electronics are spending. It's like watching the energy your pool pump spends or how much energy your energy-saving new dishwasher saves.
With Smart Electronics, it will be possible to prevent unnecessary energy use when there are intense energy demands in line with signals from your energy provider. This is a much more complex process than a simple on/off.
For example, your Smart air conditioner can reduce the turnover at a very small rate to reduce the load on the grid, and even if you are not aware of it, if millions of air conditioners work in such a way, the load on the power grid can be significantly reduced.
Likewise, a smart refrigerator can delay de-thawing to off-peak hours of the grid, or a smart dishwasher can delay operation to off-peak hours of the mains.
Of course, smart electronic devices will disable automatic control for consumer control when needed. If you need to operate the dishwasher, you can do so, regardless of the energy cost.
The most remarkable feature of smart electronic devices is electric vehicles (plug-in electric vehicle- PEV) that can connect your domestic electricity directly. More information about PEV and its integration into the Smart Grid can be found in our next article.
How Smart Networks Will Affect Your Homes – Home Energy Generation
As consumers shift towards home energy generation systems, the effective capacity of Smart Grids will become even more important. Solar systems and small wind turbines on rooftops have now become common, and in rural areas people will even start building small hydroelectric systems on a nearby stream.
In addition, companies will start to install fuel cell systems in homes so that electricity and heat can be produced from natural gas.
Intelligent Grids will help connect all these small energy generation systems to the grid effectively thanks to data obtained by control systems and smart meters. At the same time, this data will inform the energy owners how much of the power they have returned to the electrical administration.
The probable feature of Smart Shebeks is that it allows communities themselves or their neighbors to use solar systems to turn on their lamps without any energy from the institution.