Publicado en 3C Tecnología. Edición Especial – Noviembre 2019
Most Higher Education Institutions (HEI) are trying to achieve a Green ICT Campus as part of its responsibility for building a sustainable environment. Efficient energy distribution is one of the key factors to achieve the maximum benefits of producing clean and green energy. The importance of renewable energy generation and distribution synchronized by ICT for achieving a green campus in Malaysian Higher Education Institution (MHEI) are suggested and discussed here. This research paper focuses on studying the current practices in energy usage in MHEI and proposing various techniques to reduce the consumption of energy usage to achieve Green ICT Campus through the Smart Grid including suggesting for alternate energy production. The obtained results show that the energy consumption was reduced to a significant level of 30% when tested for one HEI, which plays a key role in fulfilling the green computing requirements and provides a pathway to realizing a green campus. With these findings, it is envisaged that this system optimizes energy usage and could be applicable for any MHEI.
Smart Grid, Energy optimization, Green ICT Campus, Green Computing.