Date Added: Feb 2010
Smart Meters have been massively deployed recently, in order to provide energy awareness to people, helping them reduce their electricity footprint. The authors propose a Web-based infrastructure for integrating Smart Meters in future houses, providing high interoperability and scalability. They show that, by reusing the core principles of the modern Web architecture, they can build flexible applications on top of heterogeneous Smart Meters with little effort and acceptable performance. Sustainability and energy conservation has become a major challenge in the world today with tremendous economic, political, and environmental implications.