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An optimization model for electricity usage in smart homes

Michael David de Souza Dutra(michaeldavidsd***at***gmail.com)
Miguel F. Anjos(anjos***at***stanfordalumni.org)
Sébastien Le Digabel(sebastien.le-digabel***at***polymtl.ca )

Abstract: Smart homes have the potential to achieve optimal energy consumption with appropriate scheduling. It is expected that 35\% of households in North America and 20\% in Europe will be smart homes by 2020. However, current optimization models have limitations on the number of appliances considered and/or their reliability. This paper presents a new appliance-oriented integrated linear optimization model that finds an optimal trade-off between cost and comfort. We consider the use of energy in equipment, appliances, and electric vehicles and take into account renewable local generation, batteries, and demand-response. We use selected models from the literature and analyze them in detail. Our model can be used to find an optimal consumption pattern and the corresponding trade-off between cost and comfort. We present computational results to validate the model and indicate how it overcomes the limitations of previous models.

Keywords: Smart home, Energy management system, Power demand, Residential loads, Multi-class appliances.

Category 1: Applications -- Science and Engineering (Smart Grids )

Citation: in revision at Energy and Buildings Journal

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Entry Submitted: 02/13/2018
Entry Accepted: 02/13/2018
Entry Last Modified: 02/13/2018

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