n WP1, the requirements of the proposed system are analyzed and technological solutions which best fit with the project aim are identified. In particular, the components (hardware and software) available on the market will be analyzed, to identify the best solution depending on price/performance ratio, which can support a wide diffusion of product
The heart of the proposed approach consists of a data collection system (energy consumption data)and the synthesis of the information in order to be presented to end-users. This system can be integrated with technological infrastructure already present inside the building (smartphones, tablets, SmartTVs), in order to reduce the use of dedicated systems (such as the Busch-EnergyControl) usually difficult to use and therefore requiring trained personnel.
Generally speaking, the HEMS systems available on the market require the installation of expensive dedicated devices and the management of the communication interface required to connect the smart appliances, without active involvement of end-users for the optimization and rationalization of their consumption.