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Smart Energy

Energy, without a doubt, is one of the most important issues in the 21st century. With the increasing fossil fuel costs and the awakening of environmental consciousness, the era of cheap energy has ended and people are looking for cleaner and safer energy. Power industries are looking for ways to improve efficiency and enhance system stability in order to provide reliable and competitive services to customers. An obvious trend shows that information and communication technology (ICT) will play an increasingly important role in the power industry. Here at Fujitsu Laboratories of America we are exploring research in the areas of Smart Grid and Smart Energy. Smart Grid built on top of advanced communication technology brings information about power systems to utilities and end users to achieve higher energy efficiency and energy savings. In addition, various kinds of Smart Energy applications intelligently operate equipment to reduce the energy cost of users while maintaining users' productivity.

Remote Monitoring PlatformTremendous amounts of new information brought from Smart Grid poses a huge challenge for utilities not only on data management but also on how to retrieve useful information from Big Data. The growing Smart Grid services in the clouds, which alleviate the burden for utilities, represent a huge business opportunity. Moreover, power systems of the future will incorporate more renewable energy sources. With the volatile generation from renewable sources, utilities will face more challenges to meet the supply and demand balance. We believe all of these challenges can be resolved through the assistance of ICT. Our current research includes the following areas:

  • Smart energy data analytics, such as forecasting demand and renewable generation
  • Optimal control of equipment to achieve energy efficiency
  • Demand response
  • Cybersecurity for energy management systems (EMS)

One of our missions is to bring advanced technologies into standardization community and support interoperability. Our team has actively participated in many standards organizations, such as OpenADR alliance, IEC, and IETF. We have co-authored multiple international standards, including a networking protocol used in Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) at IETF – RFC 6971: “Depth-First Forwarding (DFF) in Unreliable Networks.” We completed the design and development of an OpenADR 2.0b system, the latest version of the ADR (Automated DR) standard, and received the World's First OpenADR 2.0b Certification.

Residential Demand Response With SPOT

Multi vendor Device Control On SPOT


Publications

  1. Mohammad-Mahdi Moazzami, Guoliang Xing, Daisuke Mashima, Wei-Peng Chen, and Ulrich Herberg, SPOT: A Smartphone-Based Platform to Tackle Heterogeneity in Smart-Home IoT Systems (1.69 MB ), IEEE 3rd World Forum on Internet of Things (WF-IoT 2016) in December, 2016.
  2. Daisuke Mashima and Wei-Peng Chen, Residential Demand Response System Framework Leveraging IoT Devices (1.42 MB ), IEEE SmartGridComm 2016.
  3. Wei-Peng Chen and DaisukeMashima, Optimizing Economic Operations for Residential Demand Response Programs (1.30 MB ), IEEE PES ISGT Europe 2016, 2016.
  4. Mohammad-MahdiMoazzami, DaisukeMashima, Ulrich Herberg,Wei-Peng Chen, and Guoliang Xing, SPOT: A Smartphone-based Control App with a Device-Agnostic and Adaptive User-Interface for IoT Devices, IOT Horizons Workshop held with UbiComp 2016. [Poster]
  5. Shahrouz Alimohammadi, Dawei He ,“Multi-Stage Algorithm For Uncertainty Analysis of Solar Power Forecasting”, Accepted for publication in IEEE PEG General Meeting 2016
  6. Maryam Kazerooni, Jorjeta Jetcheva, “Micro-Flex: A Flexible VPP Resource Selection Framework based on Micro Balancing Events”, , Accepted for publication in IEEE PEG General Meeting 2016
  7. Dawei He, Wei-Peng Chen, A Real-Time Electricity Price Forecasting Based on the Spike Clustering Analysis, IEEE PES T&D, May 2016.
  8. Dawei He,Wei-Peng Chen, Virtual Power Plant as a Service the Breakthrough Point of Future Human-Centric Smart City, IEEE CDCWorkshop, December, 2015.
  9. Kasun Amarasinghe, Dumidu Wijayasekara, Howard Carey, Milos Manic, Dawei He, Wei-Peng Chen, Artificial Neural Networks based Thermal Energy Storage Control for Buildings, 41st Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON 2015), November 2015
  10. Daisuke Mashima, "Authenticated Down-Sampling for Privacy-Preserving Energy Usage Data Sharing." In Proc. of IEEE SmartGridComm 2015.
  11. Mustafa Faisal, Alvaro Cardenas, and Daisuke Mashima, "How the Quantity and Quality of Training Data Impacts Re-identification of Smart Meter Users?." In Proc. of IEEE SmartGridComm 2015.
  12. Mohammad Moazzami, Daisuke Mashima, Wei-Peng Chen, Guoliang Xing, SPOT: Smartphone-Based Platform to Tackle Heterogeneity in Smart-Home Systems, Silver Prize of App Contest at MobiCom 2015
  13. Jorjeta G. Jetcheva and Wei-Peng Chen, “Demand Response Participation Analysis and Forecasting Heuristics,” Submitted for publication.
  14. Jorjeta G. Jetcheva, Mostafa Majidpour, and Wei-Peng Chen, “Neural Network Model Ensembles for Building-Level Electricity Load Forecasts,” Elsevier Journal on Energy and Buildings. To appear.
  15. Ulrich Herberg, Daisuke Mashima, Jorjeta G. Jetcheva, and Sanam Mirzazad-Barijough, “OpenADR 2.0 Deployment Architectures: Options and Implications,” Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Smart Grid Communications (SmartGridComm), Venice, Italy, Nov. 3-6, 2014.
  16. Robin Berthier, David Urbina, Alvaro Cardenas, Michael Guerrero, Ulrich Herberg, Jorjeta G. Jetcheva, Daisuke Mashima, Jun Ho Huh, and Rakesh Bobba, “On the Practicality of Detecting Anomalies with Encrypted Traffic in AMI,” Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Smart Grid Communications (SmartGridComm), Venice, Italy, Nov. 3-6, 2014. (Recipient of the SmartGridComm 2014 Best Paper Award)
  17. Daisuke Mashima and Arnab Roy, "Privacy Preserving Disclosure of Authenticated Energy Usage Data." To appear at IEEE SmartGridComm 2014.
  18. Apurva Mohan and Daisuke Mashima, "Towards Secure Demand-Response Systems on The Cloud." In Proc. of the International Workshop on Cyber-Physical Systems Security (CPS-Sec), 2014.
  19. Sanam Mirzazad Barijough, Wei-Peng Chen, Evaluation of Voluntary Residential Demand Response in Smart Grids, The 1st International Conference on Intelligent Green Building and Smart Grid (IGBSG 2014), April 2014.
  20. T. Clausen, C. Dearlove, P. Jacquet, U. Herberg, “RFC7181: The Optimized Link State Routing Protocol Version 2”, Standards Track, April 2014.
  21. U. Herberg, T. Clausen, C. Dearlove, "RFC7182: Integrity Check Value and Timestamp TLV Definitions for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks (MANETs)", Standards Track, April 2014.
  22. U. Herberg, C. Dearlove, T. Clausen, "RFC7183: Integrity Protection for the Neighborhood Discovery Protocol (NHDP) and Optimized Link State Routing Protocol Version 2 (OLSRv2)", Standards Track, April 2014.
  23. U. Herberg, R. Cole, T. Clausen, "RFC7184: Definition of Managed Objects for the MANET Optimized Link State Routing Protocol Version 2", Standards Track, April 2014.
  24. U. Herberg, T. Clausen, J. Yi, “RFC7186: Security Threats for the Neighborhood Discovery Protocol (NHDP)”, Informational, April 2014.
  25. J. Yi, T. Clausen, U. Herberg, "Depth First Forwarding for Low Power and Lossy Networks: Application and Extension", Proceedings of the IEEE World Forum on Internet of Things 2014, March 2014.
  26. Daisuke Mashima, Ulrich Herberg, and Wei-Peng Chen, "Enhancing Demand Response Signal Verification in Automated Demand Response Systems." In Proc. of the 5th Conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT 2014), Washington, D.C., 2014.
  27. Alvaro A. Cardenas, Robin Berthier, Rakesh Bobba, Jun Ho Huh, Jorjeta G. Jetcheva, David Grochocki, and William Sanders, “Deployment Considerations for Intrusion Detection Systems in AMI Networks,” IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, Vol. 5, Issue 2, pp. 906-915, March 2014.
  28. T. Clausen, J. Yi, A. Bas, U. Herberg, "A Depth First Forwarding (DFF) Extension for the LOADng Routing Protocol", Proceedings of the First International Symposium on Computing and Networking (CANDAR), December 2013.
  29. Gaurav Lahoti, Daisuke Mashima, and Wei-Peng Chen, "Customer-centric Energy Usage Data Management and Sharing in Smart Grid Systems." In Proc. of ACM Smart Energy Grid Security Workshop, Berlin, Germany, 2013.
  30. Robin Berthier, Jorjeta G. Jetcheva, Daisuke Mashima, Jun Ho Huh, David Grochocki, Rakesh Bobba, Alvaro A. Cardenas, and William H. Sanders, “Reconciling Security Protection and Monitoring Requirements in Advanced Metering Infrastructures,” Fourth IEEE Conference on Smart Grid Communications (SmartGridComm), Vancouver, Canada, October 2013.
  31. U. Herberg, J. Zuber, OpenADR Alliance, "OpenADR 2.0b Profile Specification", July 2013.
  32. U. Herberg, A. Cardenas, T. Iwao, M. Dow, S. Cespedes, “RFC6971: Depth-First Forwarding in Unreliable Networks”, June 2013.
  33. S. Subbayya, J. G. Jetcheva, and W. P. Chen," Model Selection for Short-Term Microgrid-Scale Electricity Load Forecasts (755 KB)," Proceedings of the Fourth IEEE PES Conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT), Washington, D.C., February 2013.
  34. M. Majidpour, W. P. Chen, "Grid and Schedule Constrained Electric Vehicle Charging Algorithm using Node Sensitivity Approach," The 1st International Conference on Connected Vehicles & Expo (ICCVE 2012), Beijing, December 2012.
  35. D. Grochocki, Jr., J. Huh, R. Berthier, R. B. Bobba, A. A. Cárdenas, J. G. Jetcheva, and B. Sanders, “AMI Threats, Intrusion Detection Requirements and Deployment Recommendations," in the Third IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications (SmartGridComm'12), November 2012.
  36. N. Murthy, J. Taneja, K. Bojanczyk, D. Auslander, and D. Culler, "Energy-Agile Laptops: Demand Response of Mobile Plug Loads Using Sensor/Actuator Networks," in the Third IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications (SmartGridComm'12), November 2012.
  37. U. Herberg, R. Cole, I. Chakeres, "RFC6779: Definition of Managed Objects for the Neighborhood Discovery Protocol", Standards Track, October 2012.
  38. D. Mashima, A. A. Cárdenas, "Evaluating Electricity Theft Detectors in Smart Grid Networks," Research in Attacks, Intrusions and Defenses (RAID) Symposium, September 12-14, 2012.
  39. U. Herberg, A. Cardenas, T. Iwao, M. Dow, S. Cespedes, “Depth-First Forwarding in Unreliable Networks,” Internet Draft (work in progress), draft-cardenas-dff-06, July 2012.
  40. U. Herberg, T. Clausen, "Integrity Check Value and Timestamp TLV Definitions for MANETs," RFC 6622, Standards Track, May 2012.
  41. A. A. Cárdenas, S. Amin, G. Schwartz, "Privacy-Aware Sampling for Residential Demand Response Programs," Conference on High Confidence Networked Systems (HiCoNS) at CPSWeek, April 17-18, 2012.
  42. G. Taban, A. A. Cárdenas , "Data Aggregation as a Method of Protecting Privacy in Smart Grid Networks," IEEE Smart Grid Newsletter, March 15, 2012.
  43. S. Céspedes, A. A. Cárdenas, T. Iwao, "Comparison of Data Forwarding Mechanisms for AMI Networks," 2012 IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference (ISGT), January 17-19, 2012.
  44. A. A. Cárdenas, R. Safavi-Naini, "Security and Privacy in the Smart Grid," in Handbook on Securing Cyber-Physical Critical Infrastructures: Foundations and Challenges, Morgan Kaufmann, 2012.
  45. T. Clausen, U. Herberg, M. Philipp, "A Critical Evaluation of the 'IPv6 Routing Protocol for Low Power and Lossy Networks' (RPL)," Proceedings of the 7th IEEE International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications (WiMob), October 2011.
  46. U. Herberg, T. Clausen, "A Comparative Performance Study of the Routing Protocols LOAD and RPL with Bi-Directional Traffic in Low-power and Lossy Networks (LLN)," accepted for the 8th ACM International Symposium on Performance Evaluation of Wireless Ad Hoc, Sensor, and Ubiquitous Networks (PE-WASUN), October 2011.
  47. U. Herberg, R. Cole, J. Yi, "Performance Analysis of SNMP in OLSRv2-routed MANETs," accepted for the 7th International Conference on Network and Services Management (CNSM), short paper, October 2011.
  48. U. Herberg, T. Clausen, "Delay Tolerant Networking with OLSRv2," accepted for the 9th IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Embedded and Ubiquitous Computing (EUC), October 2011.
  49. T. Iwao, K. Yamada, M. Yura, Y. Nakaya, A. A. Cárdenas, S. Lee, R. Masuoka, "Dynamic Data Forwarding in Wireless Mesh Networks," First IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications (SmartGridComm), October 2010.