Demand Side Management Using Harmony Search Algorithm and BAT Algorithm

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes on Data Engineering and Communications Technologies book series (LNDECT, volume 8)


In this paper performance of Home Energy Management System (HEMS) is evaluated using two meta-heuristic techniques: Harmony Search Algorithm (HSA) and BAT Algorithm. Appliances are classified into three categories according to their characteristics. Critical peak pricing is used for electricity price calculation as electricity pricing scheme. The main purpose is electricity cost reduction, electricity consumption, peak to average ratio reduction and maximizing User Comfort (UC) by reducing waiting time. Simulation results show the overall effectiveness of HSA.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.COMSATS Institute of Information TechnologyIslamabadPakistan

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