Date Added: Jul 2011
Energy conservation is a global issue with tremendous environmental implications. By 2030, the global energy demand will double. High demands and environmental concerns, force the transformation of electricity grids into smart grids, towards more rational utilization of energy. Residential smart metering transforms homes into energy-aware environments, allowing residents to make informed choices about electricity. Web-based smart homes employ Web principles to interconnect electrical appliances. The Web, as a highly ubiquitous platform, can be used to connect energy-aware smart homes to the smart grid.