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Proceedings of the 41st Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2008) (2008)
Waikoloa, Big Island, Hawaii
Jan. 7, 2008 to Jan. 10, 2008
ISSN: 1530-1605
ISBN: 0-7695-3075-3
pp: 174
In the competitive electricity structure, demand re- sponse programs enable customers to react dynami- cally to changes in electricity prices. The implementa- tion of such programs may reduce energy costs and in- crease reliability. To fully harness such benefits, exist- ing load controllers and appliances need around-the- clock price information. Advances in the development and deployment of Advanced Meter Infrastructures (AMIs), Building Automation Systems (BASs), and var- ious dedicated embedded control systems provide the capability to effectively address this requirement. In this paper we introduce a Meter Gateway Architecture (MGA) to serve as a foundation for integrated control of loads by energy aggregators, facility hubs, and intelligent appliances. We discuss the requirements that motivate the architecture, describe its design, and illustrate its application to a small system with an intelligent appliance and a legacy appliance using a prototype implementation of an intelligent hub for the MGA and ZigBee wireless communications. Index Terms Demand Response, Advanced Meter Infrastructure, AMI, ZigBee, Building Automation System, BAS, Home Automation, Meter Data Management

C. A. Gunter, R. Nelli, G. Gross and M. LeMay, "An Integrated Architecture for Demand Response Communications and Control," Proceedings of the 41st Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2008)(HICSS), Waikoloa, Big Island, Hawaii, 2008, pp. 174.
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