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8620632 Estimating building thermal properties by integrating heat transfer inversion model with clustering and regression techniques for a portfolio of existing buildings  
A static heat transfer model is derived from a system of dynamic equations by integrating the dynamic equations over different time periods. That static heat transfer model links periodic (e.g.,...
8621026 Batching notifications to optimize for battery life  
In one embodiment, a notification server 110 may batch together notifications to reduce power consumption. A notification server 110 may receive a power consumption profile 430 from a client device...
8620484 Input parasitic metal detection  
A system and method of controlling inductive power transfer in an inductive power transfer system and a method for designing an inductive power transfer system with power accounting. The method of...
8618452 Energy management of household appliances  
A microwave oven comprises a cooking cavity and a RF generation module configured to deliver microwave energy into the cooking cavity. A controller is operatively associated with the RF generation...
8620482 Method of estimating the maximum power generation capacity and for controlling a specified power reserve of a single cycle or combined cycle gas turbine power plant, and a power generating system for use with said method  
An estimation unit can estimate, on a real-time basis, a maximum power generation capacity of a single cycle or combined cycle gas turbine power plant. For example, the actual power output and the...
8610590 System and method for monitoring electrical demand performance, particularly using historical data and an outside temperature  
A method and associated system for monitoring electrical demand performance in a building, industrial complex or university campus is disclosed. According to a preferred method, historical data is...
8612062 Energy management system and energy management method  
According to one embodiment, an energy management system includes an energy supply device and an energy demand device. The energy management system comprises a first device, a second device,...
8606419 Submetering power consumption of appliances  
A system and methods are provided for monitoring the power consumption of a particular energy consuming device of a plurality of energy consuming device devices and particular components thereof in...
8606421 Statistical method to obtain high accuracy in forecasting plant energy use  
Methods of forecasting and modulating energy consumption at a production facility are provided. The amounts of energy consumed during production and non-production times are used to obtain highly...
8606420 Solving large-scale security-constrained economic dispatch problem in real-time  
A system, a method and a computer program product for determining an amount of an electric power to be generated in an electric power system and determining a total cost for generating the amount...
8606423 HEG—single primary network to multiple secondary network energy management  
A method and system is disclosed that includes a central controller that communicates data available from an Energy Services Interface (ESI) to devices over multiple secondary networks of a home in...
8600572 Smarter-grid: method to forecast electric energy production and utilization subject to uncertain environmental variables  
A method to forecast the energy sources and energy sinks to facilitate continuous capacity planning, regulation and control of energy state of an entity under variable weather condition is...
8600556 Smart building manager  
A building manager includes a communications interface configured to receive information from a smart energy grid. The building manager further includes an integrated control layer configured to...
8600562 Household energy management sytem  
A household energy management system uses measurements of the household electricity supply to identify and to determine the energy consumption of individual household appliances. From these...
8600571 Energy optimization system  
A system for optimizing a usage of energy based on cost, carbon footprint, and/or other criteria. The usage may be optimized for the next day or more. The optimization may deal with renewable...
8600564 Method for zone based energy management with web browser interface  
A method of managing a site includes monitoring an activation of a proximity detection function of a plurality of sites, with each site having a first zone as a home zone and a second zone having a...
8600573 System and method for managing cold load pickup using demand response  
A system and method for simultaneously restoring power to loads in a distribution network that experienced an outage. The pickup load on the feeder in the distribution network is estimated and the...
8594854 Power sharing group formation  
In accordance with an example embodiment, there is disclosed herein a technique for the formation of power sharing groups by a power supply module. The power supply module sends a discovery message...
8589325 Computer for arranging hibernation schedules using recorded user behavior data compared to a threshold  
A method for arranging schedules and a computer using the method are disclosed. The method comprises the steps of: recording a user behavior record in a predetermined time interval; filtering the...
8588992 Hybrid controlling and driving circuit and method thereof  
Methods, circuits, apparatus, and systems related to a hybrid driving and controlling circuit are disclosed. In one embodiment, a hybrid driving and controlling circuit in a double power supply...
8588986 Power transmission switching  
A method for transmission network control, the transmission network being configured for use in providing electricity from a generator to an end user, the method including receiving a sensitivity...
8588985 Method, a system, a computer-readable medium, and a power controlling apparatus for applying and distributing power  
Embodiments of the invention relate generally to power management and the like, and more particularly, to an apparatus, a system, a method, and a computer-readable medium for providing power...
8588991 System, method, and apparatus for electric power grid and network management of grid elements  
Systems, methods, and apparatus embodiments for electric power grid and network registration and management of active grid elements. Grid elements are transformed into active grid elements...
8588867 Mobile terminal, method of controlling wireless charging thereof, and wireless charging system thereof  
Methods and apparatuses for controlling wireless charging of the mobile terminal are provided. A method of controlling wireless charging of a mobile terminal may include: finding devices in a...
8583350 Microprocessor controlled automated mixing system, cogeneration system and adaptive/predictive control for use therewith  
A microprocessor controlled automated, multi-fuel apparatus to blend hydrogen, bio-fuel and/or natural or propane gases. This novel multi-stage apparatus first converts cooking oils into bio-fuel....
8583291 Methods and apparatus for energy demand management  
To manage energy demands of a plurality of appliances, a meter controller apparatus receives a first message from a first appliance controller apparatus coupled to a first appliance of the...
8577510 Voltage conservation using advanced metering infrastructure and substation centralized voltage control  
A voltage control and conservation (VCC) system is provided, which includes three subsystems, including an energy delivery (ED) system, an energy control (EC) system and an energy regulation (ER)...
8577513 Power system, power receiving apparatus, and power transmission control method  
There is provided a power system including a power transmitting apparatus and a power receiving apparatus. The power transmitting apparatus includes: a power generating unit generating power using...
8571692 Methods and computer program products for remotely managing power demand  
A method of managing excess electrical power generation may be provided by remotely controlling operation of at least one of two energy storage devices coupled in series at a customer location in...
8571721 Power metadata transfer over power lines  
The transfer and usage of a modulated carrier signal within a power signal on a power line communication system is described. The modulated signal comprises metadata which is transmitted at a...
8571720 Supply-demand balance controller  
A first predicting unit predicts a power demand required by each customer. A first reliability value calculator calculates the reliability value of the predictive power demand for each customer....
8565931 Managing energy demand in an infrastructure  
In a method for managing energy demand in an infrastructure, a coefficient of performance (COP) of the infrastructure as a function of time is determined. The COP is a measure of efficiency of the...
8560135 Energy management system, energy management apparatus, and energy management method  
An energy management system includes an equipment data management unit which manages charging/discharging loss of a battery and heat radiation loss of an electric water heater, and causes a control...
8560133 Energy smart system  
Apparatus and method for managing energy of a home or other structure are disclosed. An energy management system for a home network comprises a central device controller configured to communicate...
8560134 System and method for electric load recognition from centrally monitored power signal and its application to home energy management  
A method and apparatus are provided for a home energy management platform. The platform includes using a whole house power sensor or subset thereof. Data from the power sensor are analyzed using...
8554383 Power supply and demand control apparatus and power supply and demand control method  
A power supply and demand control apparatus includes a power generation planning unit that calculates one day's power outputs of multiple distributed power sources and a power flow target of a...
8554382 Multivariable control of regulation and fast demand response in electrical grids  
One embodiment of the present invention provides a system for resolving energy imbalance within an electrical grid. During operation, the system receives an imbalance signal and current outputs...
8554381 Method and system for monitoring and analyzing energy consumption in operated chemical plants  
A computer-implemented method for monitoring and analyzing energy consumption of a chemical plant in operation. Plant type specific theoretical energy consumption optimum value based on a...
8554384 Systems and methods for presenting saving opportunities for electronic devices  
A method for presenting saving opportunities for electronic devices is disclosed. Experience based data learned from past power behavior of one or more devices is received. One or more power saving...
8548637 System and method for associating a load demand with a variable power generation  
Systems and methods for associating a load demand with a variable power generation are described. For example, a method of providing power from a renewable resource includes receiving a signal...
8548634 Information processing device and network system  
In an information processing device, an operation executing unit executes a requested operation in one of a plurality of operating modes. A monitoring unit monitors an electric power consumed by...
8548660 Integrated hybrid vehicle control strategy  
A method for allocating energy within a vehicle comprises calculating an energy forecast for the vehicle based upon a plurality of strategy variables in a vehicle controller. The plurality of...
8547582 Print job management based on energy pricing and load  
An approach is provided that prints print jobs based on energy demand data. The print job manager, which is a software application running on an information handling system receives a print...
8548640 Home heating server  
A server computer may be located at a home or business and may be used for heating the home or business. The server computer may operate a distributed cloud based application and may generate heat...
8543244 Heating and cooling control methods and systems  
A single controller interface (Smart-Stat) integrates the control of heating or cooling in buildings by simultaneously controlling Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems in...
8543251 Centralized fine grade control of device energy consumption  
Aspects of the present invention provide a solution for controlling electricity to a device. A sensor is associated with a device that is independently coupled to an electricity distribution...
8543250 Electric appliance and a control method thereof  
An electric appliance and a control method thereof are disclosed. The electric appliance includes a communication device connected with a smart grid net to recognize electric power information...
8543247 Power profile management method and system  
A power profile management method and system. The method includes retrieving by a computer processor input data associated with a user of power consumption devices at a specified location. The...
8543248 System for managing energy at loads  
According to one embodiment, an energy management system is provided, which has the DSM function of controlling energy loads. The system has a database and a load adjustment range prediction unit....
8543245 Systems and methods for specifying an operational parameter for a pumping system  
Systems and methods for specifying one or more operational parameters for a pumping system are disclosed. A first suction pressure loss profile for a first pump in a pumping system is determined. A...