Smart City: A GECAD-BISITE Energy Management Case Study

  • Bruno CanizesEmail author
  • Tiago Pinto
  • João Soares
  • Zita Vale
  • Pablo Chamoso
  • Daniel Santos
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 619)


This paper presents the demonstration of an energy resources management approach using a physical smart city model environment. Several factors from the industry, governments and society are creating the demand for smart cities. In this scope, smart grids focus on the intelligent management of energy resources in a way that the use of energy from renewable sources can be maximized, and that the final consumers can feel the positive effects of less expensive (and pollutant) energy sources, namely in their energy bills. A large amount of work is being developed in the energy resources management domain, but an effective and realistic experimentation are still missing. This work thus presents an innovative means to enable a realistic, physical, experimentation of the impacts of novel energy resource management models, without affecting consumers. This is done by using a physical smart city model, which includes several consumers, generation units, and electric vehicles.


Energy resource management Optimization Physical models Smart cities smart grids 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bruno Canizes
    • 1
    Email author
  • Tiago Pinto
    • 1
    • 2
  • João Soares
    • 1
  • Zita Vale
    • 1
  • Pablo Chamoso
    • 2
  • Daniel Santos
    • 2
  1. 1.GECAD – Research Group on Intelligent Engineering and Computing for Advanced Innovation and DevelopmentInstitute of Engineering, Polytechnic of PortoPortoPortugal
  2. 2.BISITE Research CentreUniversity of SalamancaSalamancaSpain

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