Bottom-Up Demand Response by Following Local Energy Generation Voluntarily
Keywords:Social Energy Networking, Demand Response, Smart Plug, Local Energy Generation
We present an open-source low-budget hardware and software prototype of a smart plug, and the principles behind its capability to align power demand with a ref- erence signal, e.g. from local renewable energy genera- tion. We envision its use in conjunction with a platform that combines social-media and gamification elements with energy networks.