Work Package 1
State of the Art in Smart Homes and Definition of Application Scenarios and Research Problems

This deliverable will explore the initial literature study and research directions for WP1 of the ADVANTAGE project. This deliverable will consider how communications within the home can enable future smart grid systems. The first topic to be studied relates to how wireless technology can support communication between electronic devices within the home and to thepower supplier – so called machine-to-machine communications. The second topic relates to modelling and control of heating systems within the home, so they can be integrated effectively into the smart grid network.