Open Energy Visualization

Open Energy Visualization

Open Energy Visualization intends to develop a platform to explore new visualization systems and interaction of energy. The system is structured around two dimensions: Energy Monitoring Device, investigates open hardware devices to monitor electrical consumption and a second dimension, Open Energy Visualization (Data Visualization / Spatial Data Visualization), explores visualization systems in real-time on electricity consumption, allowing us to amplify the awareness around energy.

Open Energy Visualization (OEV) is a software to visualize, in real-time, the electricity consumption in the city. OEV explores visualization and interaction systems on different scales (urban/domestic), what enables new forms of energy-human relationship. Augmentation system for  energy data infrastructure will enable a new form of consciousness evolved, that allows us to redefine the energetic systems. OEV proposes, as a visualization prototype, exploring the electricity consumption of Kitchen Budapest Lab @KIBU by monitoring devices DIWO/Open Hardware. OEV tries to be an Open Sofware Platform from which any citizen could visualize electricity consumption of their home-environment.

Real-Time Visualization on Pattern Electricity Consumption in Kitchen Budapest Lab @KIBU.

To the next stage of evolution of the Internet of Things, Open Energy considers the design of a visual system that is inserted into a new energy distribution model (Smart Grids, Tom Raftery) where the invention of technologies will enable a decentralized redistribution production electricity on a global scale, defining new frameworks for sustainable balance.

Open Energy (OE) is a real-time visualization of electricity consumption (kWh) and levels of CO2 (g) issued in the city. OE intends to implement the Smart Grid system design (Intelligent Electric Distribution Networks) through the invention of visualization technologies and autonomous production of energy, allowing greater optimization of the distribution of global electric energy. These visual structures enable new forms of energy-human relationship. The real-time visualization of electricity consumption patterns and the simulation in predicting consumption, constitute new information systems through which to view energy consumption, CO2 levels, nodes with a surplus production energy, real-time value of electricity.

This new model of smart grid as opposed to the traditional model of hierarchical grid considers the design of a decentralized energy system, where anyone can become a node generator and distributor of renewable energy. Open Energy as visualization environment about information not perceptibles generates new representations of the dynamics of electrical behavior of humans in their living environment, these systems real-time visualization, will enable us to adapt the patterns of consumer behavior in relation to consumption levels recorded and the adaptation of consumption relative to real time prices.

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