Real Time Pricing Based Appliance Scheduling in Home Energy Management Using Optimization Techniques
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In this paper, appliance scheduling scheme is proposed for residential area. Different types of heuristic and meta-heuristic optimization techniques are being used to solve the general problem of electricity demand. In this paper, a unique swarm based optimization technique Elephant Herding Optimization (EHO) is used to manage the electricity demand in order to manage the single home appliances in such a way that reduction of electricity cost is achieved and certain point of user comfort. For this purpose Real Time Pricing (RTP) scheme is used in this paper for electricity cost. To validate the effectiveness of proposed scheme simulations are performed. The results of EHO are compared with the results of Enhanced Differential Evolution (EDE). The simulations show that proposed scheme i.e. EHO provide best optimal results in achieving the minimum electricity cost and user comfort at certain point.
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