The Smart and Frugal Home

The smart home is here. The smart home reacts to sensors and can be controlled by a smartphone.

Power prices fluctuate through the day due to market forces. We asked ourselves, could we also program a smart home to be frugal, and respond to changes in energy prices?

We looked at recent power prices from ComEd in Illinois. Could we use machine learning to suggest the cheapest time to activate a home appliance (like a dishwasher)?


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