HOMEBOTS: Intelligent Decentralized Services for Energy Management


Akkermans, J.M. and Ygge, F. and Gustavsson, R. (1996) HOMEBOTS: Intelligent Decentralized Services for Energy Management. In: Fourth International Symposium on the Management of Industrial and Corporate Knowledge, ISMICK '96, Rotterdam (pp. pp. 128-142).

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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.
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