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    • ISSN: 1793-821X (Print)
    • Abbreviated Title: J. Clean Energy Technol.
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JOCET 2018 Vol.6(6): 405-410 ISSN: 1793-821X
DOI: 10.18178/JOCET.2018.6.6.498

The Impact of Renewable Energy for Occupational Health in the Smart Grid Era

Saki Gerassis, Alberto Abad, Eduardo Giráldez, and Javier Taboada
Abstract—The aim of this study is to analyze how the growth of renewable energy in the power market is affecting workers health and what are the cost implications of having a healthier workforce. To tackle this issue, Big Data from occupational health surveillance carried out to over 4,000 workers in Spanish companies is used to unveil hidden patterns and relevant factors affecting workers health. Machine learning is used to create a predictive Bayesian model in order to seek out relevant patterns that allow to design more effective prevention plans. The results obtained shed light on the positive impact that an increasing renewable generation of electricity can produce to workers health in the electric industry. Skin problems are the main pathology identified, where nervous system diseases are found to be reduced for renewable generation workers.

Index Terms—Big data, renewable generation, machine learning, bayesian networks, occupational health.

The authors are with the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Engineering, School of Mining and Energy Engineering, University of Vigo, Lagoas Marcosende, 36310 Vigo, Spain (e-mail: sakis@uvigo.es, alabad@uvigo.es, egiraldez@uvigo.es, jtaboada@uvigo.es).

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Cite:Saki Gerassis, Alberto Abad, Eduardo Giráldez, and Javier Taboada, "The Impact of Renewable Energy for Occupational Health in the Smart Grid Era," Journal of Clean Energy Technologies vol. 6, no. 6, pp. 405-410, 2018.

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