An open source software stack for next generation energy research and education
Satisfying the radically different requirements and operating assumptions of the next generation smart grid requires new kinds of software that enable research and experimentation into the ways that electrical energy production and consumption can be collected, analyzed, visualized, and provided to consumers. Since 2009, we have been designing, implementing, and evaluating an open source software "stack" to facilitate this research. This software stack consists of two custom systems called WattDepot and Makahiki, along with the open source components they rely upon (Java, Restlet, Postgres, Python, Django, Memcache). In this paper, we detail the novel features of WattDepot and Makahiki, our experiences using them for research and education, and additional ways they can be used for next generation energy research and education.
Proceedings of the First Interntional Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Sustainability (ict4s), 2013
Sustainability, Makahiki, WattDepot, KukuiCup
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International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Sustainability, 2013