Concurrent simulation platform for energy-aware smart metering systems

Seunghyun Park, Hanjoo Kim, Hichan Moon, Jun Heo, Sungroh Yoon

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We propose a simulation framework that can model a house equipped with various home appliances and next-generation smart metering devices. This simulator can predict the power dissipation profiles of individual appliances as well as the cumulative energy consumption of the house in a realistic manner. We utilize SystemC, a concurrent systemmodeling methodology originally developed and populated in the design automation community. According to our experiments with various consumer electronics devices, the simulated and measured power profiles match very closely, producing the average correlation of 0.973. The deviation of simulated energy consumption from the measurement was also negligible. Using the proposed simulation platform, any electricity consumer interested in energy saving as well as the designer of a new smart metering system will be able to simulate and test their system from energy perspectives. As a case study, we show how the size of the accumulative power peak of a house can be reduced significantly by using the information provided by the proposed simulator.

Original languageEnglish
Article number5606347
Pages (from-to)1918-1926
Number of pages9
JournalIEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Aug

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported in part by the National Research Foundation of Korea funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (Grant No. 2010-0000407).


  • Advanced metering infrastructure
  • home appliances
  • simulation
  • smart grid

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Media Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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