Efficient Energy Management Assisted by Fog Computing

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes on Data Engineering and Communications Technologies book series (LNDECT, volume 25)


Now a day, every field is consuming services of Cloud Computing (CC) because everyone is not able to deploy his own data centers. Due to the large number of requests on central place concept of Fog for the distributed processing of requests. Fog is placed between user and cloud to reduce the Response Time (RT). Smart Grid (SG) is also integrated cloud architecture for efficient management of energy. In this paper Fog Based architecture for SG is presented. Due to this there is no chance of a peak time generation at any time. A three-tier architecture is used for request processing. In SG environment there is need of low latency and high RT for providing uninterpretable services to the end user. For this purpose, Fog layer is used between cloud and SM (Smart Meter) and it acts as intermediate layer. A model is presented in this paper for efficient distribution of load among all available Virtual Machines (VMs). A load balancing technique is implemented for load distribution. Two regions are taken into account for experimental results and each region is divided into six group/cluster of building. Three Fogs are placed in each region for better RT and it produce optimal results as shown in simulations and discussion section.


Smart Grid Energy Management Cloud platform Fog Computing 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.COMSATS University, IslamabadIslamabadPakistan
  2. 2.University of GujratGujratPakistan
  3. 3.Virtual University of PakistanLahorePakistan

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