In recent years, the energy sector has been subject to many controversies among citizens. The price of “light” and the excess contamination caused by non-renewable energy sources are the themes of never-ending public debates. Researchers in this field work on creating systems that reduce expenses and contamination through the increased use of renewable energies.

Research work on smart cities is a crucial element for smart energy management. The key to resolving the majority of our energy problems is the wise and efficient management of energy in cities, which can be achieved with current advances in electrical engineering and information technologies. The use of a management system which measures and optimizes expenses allows to improve the efficiency of electric networks.

One of the fundamental aspects of this balance is the new assumption that citizens may produce their own renewable energy. The bidirectional control of this energy contributes to an effective production and distribution process. At present, the BISITE Group is working on diverse projects whose aim is to improve the energy sector, these include BISITE Lamp, eBikeMotion and Tabón.

The BISITELamp project develops a public and private lighting management system to achieve economic savings. The system watches the movement of people in different areas in order to regulate the use of lighting. Another project is called eBikeMotion, it is a platform which allows to control all the functions of electric bicycles through a smartphone placed on the bike’s handle. Lastly, Tabón designs a technology to improve the control of high voltage lines through the measurement of earth ground resistance.

As you can see, the problem of energy efficiency is one of BISITE’s focal points. It is an issue of great concern and we must work together to achieve progress, BISITE is ready to do its bit.

Posted by Juan M. Corchado

Juan Manuel Corchado (15 de Mayo de 1971, Salamanca, España) Catedrático en la Universidad de Salamanca. Ha sido Vicerrector de Investigación desde el 2013 hasta el 2017 y Director del Parque Científico de la Universidad de Salamanca. Elegido dos veces como Decano de la Facultad de Ciencias, es Doctor en Ciencias de la Computación por la Universidad de Salamanca y, además, es Doctor en Inteligencia Artificial por la University of the West of Scotland. Dirige el Grupo de Investigación Reconocido BISITE (Bioinformática, Sistemas Inteligentes y Tecnología Educativa), creado en el año 2000. Director del IOT Digital Innovation Hub y presidente del AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado también es Profesor Visitante en el Instituto Tecnológico de Osaka desde enero de 2015, Profesor visitante en la Universiti Malaysia Kelantan y Miembro del Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado ha sido presidente de la asociación IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics, y coordinador académico del Instituto Universitario de Investigación en Arte y Tecnología de la Animación de la Unviersidad de Salamanca e investigador en las Universidades de Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) y en el Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). En la actualidad compagina toda su actividad con la dirección de los programas de Máster en Seguridad, Animación Digital, Telefonía Movil, Dirección de Sistemas de Información, Internet de las Cosas, Social Media, Diseño e Impresión 3D, Blockchain, Z System, Industria 4.0, Gestión de Proyectos Ágiles y Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings​, en la Universidad de Salamanca y su trabajo como editor jefe de las revistas ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) o Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado desarrolla principalmente trabajos en proyectos relacionados con Inteligencia Artificial, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids y Análisis de sentimiento.