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An intelligent approach of achieving demand response by fuzzy logic based domestic load management

Rahman, M.M., Hettiwatte, S.N. and Gyamfi, S. (2014) An intelligent approach of achieving demand response by fuzzy logic based domestic load management. In: Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC2014), 28 September - 1 October 2014, Perth, Western Australia



Demand response is an important demand-side resource that allows consumers to consume less electricity when the system is under stress. Existing demand response mechanism reduces power consumption by forcefully shutting down the consumers’ loads or punishing the consumers with high consumption prices during high peak hours without considering their comfort level. This paper presents a methodology to design a model for domestic load management based on fuzzy logic techniques where three optimization parameters – comfort, cost and demand response are taken into account. Furthermore a comparative analysis for the power consumption and cost saving performance is carried out to show the benefit of using renewable energy sources along with a fuzzy logic based load controller. Simulation results show that the proposed controller successfully limits the power consumption during the peak hours and concurrently maximizes the savings of energy consumption cost without violating consumers’ comfort level.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Engineering and Information Technology
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