Fuzzy Energy Management Controller for Smart Homes
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Energy management plays a vital role in maintaining sustainability and reliability of smart grid. It also helps to prevent blackouts. Energy management at consumers side is a complex task. Utility provides incentives like: demand response, time of use and real time pricing models to encourage consumers to reduce electricity consumption in certain periods of time. However, changing energy consumption pattern according to these incentives becomes difficult for consumers. In this paper, we have proposed a fuzzy logic based energy management controller (EMC) for illumination system management. We have used fuzzy logic for reduction of monetary cost and energy consumption. This fuzzy based controller is fully automatic and alters illumination levels between comfort zone of a consumer. It alters illumination level according to price and other input parameters.
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