An Intelligent Opportunistic Scheduling of Home Appliances for Demand Side Management

  • Zunaira Nadeem
  • Nadeem JavaidEmail author
  • Asad Waqar Malik
  • Abdul Basit Khan
  • Muhammad Kamran
  • Rida Hafeez
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 773)


Demand side management plays a vital role in load shifting to off peak hours from on peak hours in response to dynamic pricing. In this paper, we propose an optimal stopping rule (OSR) and firefly algorithm (FA) for the demand response based on cost minimization. Each appliance gets the best opportunistic time to start its operation in response to dynamic electricity pricing. The threshold based cost is computed for each appliance where each appliance has its own priority and duty cycle regardless of their energy consumption profile. Numerical simulations show that our proposed scheme performed well in lowering cost, waiting time and peak to average ratio.


Demand Side Management (DSM) Opportunistic Scheduling Wait Time Electricity Price Shiftable Appliances 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zunaira Nadeem
    • 1
  • Nadeem Javaid
    • 2
    Email author
  • Asad Waqar Malik
    • 1
  • Abdul Basit Khan
    • 1
  • Muhammad Kamran
    • 1
  • Rida Hafeez
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (SEECS)National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)IslamabadPakistan
  2. 2.COMSATS Institute of Information TechnologyIslamabadPakistan

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