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August 05, 2008
Connecting Smart Homes and Smart Grids to Save Energy: Home Area Networks

By Barry Haaser, Chairman of the Digital Home Alliance and Senior Director, LONWORKS Infrastructure Business, Echelon Corporation

The most effective method for managing devices in a HAN is with the existing power wiring found in every home. Any device plugged into an outlet can be connected and managed as part of the HAN. Since every meter delivers electricity, it becomes the ideal location for collecting essential data from the utility.

 

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