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Cost optimization of smart appliances

Nistor, Silviu, Wu, Jianzhong, Sooriyabandara, Mahesh and Ekanayake, Janaka 2011. Cost optimization of smart appliances. Presented at: 2011 2nd IEEE PES International Conference and Exhibition on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT Europe), Manchester, UK, 5-7 December 2011. Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT Europe), 2011 2nd IEEE PES International Conference and Exhibition on. IEEE, pp. 1-3. 10.1109/ISGTEurope.2011.6162808

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Abstract

A control method of smart appliances, as part of home automation, is simulated. An optimization technique, binary integer programming, is employed to solve the scheduling of smart appliances. The cost savings achieved by interrupting the cycle of smart appliances has been explored within the optimisation suite. The home automation controller is using price signals made available by smart meters to shift and interrupt smart appliances in order to maximise the benefits for the residential consumers. Results show that the described optimisation can be used in home automation for cost savings while allowing users different levels of control on the smart appliances. A case study carried out with three smart appliances shows substantial cost savings under real time pricing.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Engineering
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Uncontrolled Keywords: Home Automation, Optimal scheduling, Smart Grid, Smart Homes
Publisher: IEEE
ISBN: 9781457714221
ISSN: 2165-4816
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 04:46
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/44415

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