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Apps for optimised energy usage. Visualization and behaviour.

Johansson, Eric (2012) In ISRN LUTMDN/TMHP
Department of Energy Sciences
Abstract (Swedish)
This study investigates the possibilities to provide the end consumers of energy with
information and statistics about their consumption in the form of a smartphone application.
The report includes both electricity and district heating, but the focus is on electricity
consumption.
Earlier studies show potential savings up to 15-20% when real time energy usage
information is supplied to the end user. Savings up to 10% can be achieved when historical
usage information is presented to the user afterwards.
The infrastructure needed to supply real time consumption data is in most cases in place, but
the meter values are not made available by the local grid operating companies who own the
meters. Changes in the legislation that will... (More)
This study investigates the possibilities to provide the end consumers of energy with
information and statistics about their consumption in the form of a smartphone application.
The report includes both electricity and district heating, but the focus is on electricity
consumption.
Earlier studies show potential savings up to 15-20% when real time energy usage
information is supplied to the end user. Savings up to 10% can be achieved when historical
usage information is presented to the user afterwards.
The infrastructure needed to supply real time consumption data is in most cases in place, but
the meter values are not made available by the local grid operating companies who own the
meters. Changes in the legislation that will open the meter data market for competition are
under way, and this will make possible for third party companies to offer energy visualization
solutions.
The functionality for the conceptual application that was built as a part of this thesis was
specified by a medium size municipal energy trading company from the south of Sweden.
The Android OS was chosen as the platform as this is one of the biggest and fastest growing
smartphone platforms.
The application can fetch consumption data from a server and present these as well as
energy saving advices for the user. The application can also fetch real time consumption
data from a clip-on meter, making it a good base for further development when official real
time meter values are made available in the near future. (Less)
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author
Johansson, Eric
supervisor
organization
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
energy consumption applications for smartphones energy metering system
publication/series
ISRN LUTMDN/TMHP
report number
5260
ISSN
0282-1990
language
English
id
3358070
date added to LUP
2013-01-09 10:50:54
date last changed
2013-01-09 10:50:54
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  abstract     = {This study investigates the possibilities to provide the end consumers of energy with
information and statistics about their consumption in the form of a smartphone application.
The report includes both electricity and district heating, but the focus is on electricity
consumption.
Earlier studies show potential savings up to 15-20% when real time energy usage
information is supplied to the end user. Savings up to 10% can be achieved when historical
usage information is presented to the user afterwards.
The infrastructure needed to supply real time consumption data is in most cases in place, but
the meter values are not made available by the local grid operating companies who own the
meters. Changes in the legislation that will open the meter data market for competition are
under way, and this will make possible for third party companies to offer energy visualization
solutions.
The functionality for the conceptual application that was built as a part of this thesis was
specified by a medium size municipal energy trading company from the south of Sweden.
The Android OS was chosen as the platform as this is one of the biggest and fastest growing
smartphone platforms.
The application can fetch consumption data from a server and present these as well as
energy saving advices for the user. The application can also fetch real time consumption
data from a clip-on meter, making it a good base for further development when official real
time meter values are made available in the near future.},
  author       = {Johansson, Eric},
  issn         = {0282-1990},
  keyword      = {energy consumption applications for smartphones energy metering system},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  series       = {ISRN LUTMDN/TMHP},
  title        = {Apps for optimised energy usage. Visualization and behaviour.},
  year         = {2012},
}