Realization of the Building Smart Grid Based on Wireless Sensors and Power Line Communications(Subproject 2)

Project: National Science and Technology CouncilNational Science and Technology Council Academic Grants

Project Details


In this subproject proposal, we intend to construct an automatic control network for home appliances based on wireless sensor networks and power line communications. We will integrate this subproject (Subproject 2) to other subprojects, such as the supervisory control system and optimal energy management (Subproject 1) and the renewable energy system (Subproject 3), for constructing the Building Energy Management System. The goal of our project is to save power energy and reduce carbon emissions. In this subproject we will design an efficient, low-cost and high reliability smart home control network based on wireless sensor networks and power line communications. Additionally, we will resolve the communication interface problems between home appliances/wireless sensors and the power lines, and ensure that the commands sent by the management station can reach the controlled appliances and can control them properly. This project will last three years. In the first year, we will investigate the power line communication and smart grid technologies. And then a proper architecture for the Building Smart Grid will be proposed. In addition, the optimal sensors placement issue will also be addressed. In the second year, the communication interfaces between home appliances, wireless sensors, renewable energy systems and power lines will be studied. Finally, the overall system integration will be done in the third year. We expect to train several experts in the area of wireless sensor networks, power line communication technologies and smart home networks. Besides, we think several technical papers on the wireless sensor networks, power line communications or smart home networks will be generated under the support of this project.

Project IDs

Project ID:PB10007-2261
External Project ID:NSC100-2221-E182-068
Effective start/end date01/08/1131/07/12


  • Smart Grid
  • Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Power Line Communications


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