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Low-Cost Cloud-Based Design of Smart Rural Energy Device in Microgrid: Perspective India An Energy-On-Demand Service for Rural India

Srinivasan, Mukundhan and Rajesh, Ramesh and Vijaykumar, Sabarigirish and Vijayaraghavan, Vineeth (2013) Low-Cost Cloud-Based Design of Smart Rural Energy Device in Microgrid: Perspective India An Energy-On-Demand Service for Rural India. In: 1st IEEE Conference on Technologies for Sustainability (SusTech), AUG 01-02, 2013, Portland, OR, pp. 244-249.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/SusTech.2013.6617328

Abstract

In this paper we present a combination of technologies to provide an Energy-on-Demand (EoD) service to enable low cost innovation suitable for microgrid networks. The system is designed around the low cost and simple Rural Energy Device (RED) Box which in combination with Short Message Service (SMS) communication methodology serves as an elementary proxy for Smart meters which are typically used in urban settings. Further, customer behavior and familiarity in using such devices based on mobile experience has been incorporated into the design philosophy. Customers are incentivized to interact with the system thus providing valuable behavioral and usage data to the Utility Service Provider (USP). Data that is collected over time can be used by the USP for analytics envisioned by using remote computing services known as cloud computing service. Cloud computing allows for a sharing of computational resources at the virtual level across several networks. The customer-system interaction is facilitated by a third party Telecom Service provider (TSP). The approximate cost of the RED Box is envisaged to be under USD 10 on production scale.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
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Keywords: Cloud Computing; Cost benefit; Customer Service; Electrifying Rural Areas; Load Optimization; Telecom Services; Sustainable development; Utility Services
Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: Id for Latest eprints
Date Deposited: 10 Jun 2014 05:21
Last Modified: 10 Jun 2014 05:21
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/49202

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