IoT-based Smart Energy Management System for Smart Green City

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IoT-based Smart Energy Management System for Smart Green City
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IoT-based Smart Energy Management in Suwon
Team Organizations Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology
Suwon Research Institute
Team Leaders Suwon Song
Participating Municipalities Suwon City (South Korea)


The purpose of this research is to develop the convergence technologies of IoT-based smart energy management system that can minimize building energy use and utility bills. To accomplish the goal, The research objectives are proposed in the followings:

  • Development of IoT-based optimal control and performance evaluation technology based on big data analysis,
  • Development of IoT- based smart energy management platform, IoT devices, and application technology
  • Development of 3D object-oriented information modeling and data visualization based on Geographic information system(GIS)
  • Establishment of test-beds with an integrated smart energy management system


  • Interoperable data communication protocol among various IoT devices and existing monitoring and control devices
  • Establishment of test-beds with an integrated smart energy management system for technologies demonstration and commercialization
  • Development of global standard and business models to world business markets


Major Requirements

  1. Scope and requirement definition
  2. Test and QC plan establishment
  3. Project management plan
  4. Smart Energy building architecture design
  5. Technologies development
  6. Test-beds & Validation
  7. Solution Explore
  8. Technology commercialization/ standardization

Performance Targets

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) Measurement Methods
  • Energy reduction by 20%
  • CO2 reduction by 30%
  • Energy demand and utility cost reduction by 10%

Real time measurement and verification of building energy performance and energy demand based on the international performance measurement and verification protocol (IPMVP)

Standards, Replicability, Scalability, and Sustainability

  • Development of an open energy management platform including Open Application Programming Interface (OpenAPI), data communication bus, etc.
  • International research collaboration for developing the open platform capable of replicability, scalability, and sustainability extended to global business model and application

Cybersecurity and Privacy


  • Energy and utility bills savings using optimal energy and demand controls
  • CO2 reduction in response to climate change
  • Value-driven business opportunities related to smart homes, smart buildings, and smart cities
  • Job creation based on IoT-based convergence technologies


  • Phase I Pilot/Demonstration June 2016:
  1. Project concept and strategy for IoT based smart energy management system
  2. Demonstration of KICT test-bed for a pilot project
  3. Project plan with KPI and timeline
  • Phase II Deployment June 2017:
  1. Test-bed development and application study
  2. GIS based 3D smart energy management system for a city level

In segment Utility

Year Started 2017