The main purpose of this master thesis is to present different strategies of managing electricity consumption in domestic sector using house automation technology.
The first part of thesis describes the electricity consumption in the domestic sector, the issue of consumption during peak hours, daily consumption diagrams in each type of household and types of household consumers.
The second part of the thesis describes various strategies of demand side management. All existing strategies, the pros and cons of individual measures and the problems that arise in implementation and execution of individual strategies are described.
The third part is relating on home automation. Model of smart houses and principle of operation are presented. This part also briefly describes the problem of large number of various standards and technologies, and their mutual compatibility. Two of the most common home automation standards KNX and Z-Wave are further described.
The last part of the thesis is related to the practical example of demand side management by using the house automation. Demand side management is done by using the software package bOS (Building Operation System), the product of company ComfortClick. The consumers that are eligible power management are analyzed and the program logic, which is responsible for switching off individual consumers, is presented in the way that the impact on user comfort is minimized.