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Energies 2015, 8(10), 11916-11938; doi:10.3390/en81011916

A Solution Based on Bluetooth Low Energy for Smart Home Energy Management

Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Kore University of Enna, Cittadella Universitaria, Enna 94100, Italy
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Academic Editor: Nyuk Wong
Received: 28 August 2015 / Revised: 28 September 2015 / Accepted: 3 October 2015 / Published: 21 October 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Energy Efficient Building Design 2016)
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The research and the implementation of home automation are getting more popular because the Internet of Things holds promise for making homes smarter through wireless technologies. The installation of systems based on wireless networks can play a key role also in the extension of the smart grid towards smart homes, that can be deemed as one of the most important components of smart grids. This paper proposes a fuzzy-based solution for smart energy management in a home automation wireless network. The approach, by using Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), introduces a Fuzzy Logic Controller (FLC) in order to improve a Home Energy Management (HEM) scheme, addressing the power load of standby appliances and their loads in different hours of the day. Since the consumer is involved in the choice of switching on/off of home appliances, the approach introduced in this work proposes a fuzzy-based solution in order to manage the consumer feedbacks. Simulation results show that the proposed solution is efficient in terms of reducing peak load demand, electricity consumption charges with an increase comfort level of consumers. The performance of the proposed BLE-based wireless network scenario are validated in terms of packet delivery ratio, delay, and jitter and are compared to IEEE 802.15.4 technology. View Full-Text
Keywords: smart home automation; home energy management; fuzzy logic controller; wireless networks; bluetooth low energy smart home automation; home energy management; fuzzy logic controller; wireless networks; bluetooth low energy

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Collotta, M.; Pau, G. A Solution Based on Bluetooth Low Energy for Smart Home Energy Management. Energies 2015, 8, 11916-11938.

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