HOMEBOTS: Intelligent Decentralized Services for Energy Management

J.M. Akkermans, J.M. Akkermans, F. Ygge, R. Gustavsson

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    Abstract

    The deregulation of the European energy market, combined with emerging advanced capabilities of information technology, provides strategic opportunities for new knowledge-oriented services on the power grid. HOMEBOTS is the namewe have coined for one of these innovative services: decentralized power load management at the customer side, automatically carried out by a `society' of interactive household, industrial and utility equipment. They act as independent intelligent agents that communicate and negotiate in a computational market economy. The knowledge and competence aspects of this application are discussed, using an improved version of task analysis according to the COMMONKADS knowledge methodology. Illustrated by simulation results, we indicate how customer knowledge can be mobilized to achieve joint goals of cost and energy savings. General implications for knowledge creation and its management are discussed.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProc. Fourth International Symposium on the Management of Industrial and Corporate Knowledge ISMICK'96
    Place of PublicationRotterdam
    PublisherErgon Verlag
    Pages128-142
    ISBN (Print)3-932004-26-4
    Publication statusPublished - 21 Oct 1996
    EventFourth International Symposium on the Management of Industrial and Corporate Knowledge, ISMICK '96, Rotterdam -
    Duration: 1 Jan 19961 Jan 1996

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    PublisherErgon Verlag

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    OtherFourth International Symposium on the Management of Industrial and Corporate Knowledge, ISMICK '96, Rotterdam
    Period1/01/961/01/96

    Keywords

    • IR-19474
    • METIS-119997

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