Demand Side Management in Smart Grid by Using Flower Pollination Algorithm and Genetic Algorithm

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes on Data Engineering and Communications Technologies book series (LNDECT, volume 13)


The introduction of Smart Grid (SG) in recent years provide the opportunity to the consumer to schedule their load in such an efficient manner that reduces the bill and also minimizes the Peak to Average Ratio. This paper focuses on scheduling the appliances in a more feasible and energy conservative way to satisfy both consumer and utility. In this paper, Flower Pollination Algorithm (FPA) is proposed to schedule the appliances in order to balance the time varying demand of consumer that is the basic aim of Demand Side Management (DSM). This paper emphasis on reducing the cost and Peak to Average Ratio (PAR) at same time. We used Real Time Pricing (RTP) tariff to calculate the consumer bill on the bases of real time energy consumption information. The results of proposed algorithm are compared with the results of Genetic Algorithm (GA), an existing technique to schedule the load consumption. The compared results show the significance of using this novel algorithm for DSM.


Smart grid Demand side management Real time pricing Heuristic techniques 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.COMSATS Institute of Information TechnologyIslamabadPakistan
  2. 2.Arid Agricultural UniversityRawalpindiPakistan

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