Design on controllers for electrical appliances in smart home

Author(s):Tran Que Son, Tran Manh Tuan, Le Van Hoan, Phung Thanh Hai, Nguyen Minh Y*
Faculty of International Training, Thai Nguyen Univresity of Technology, 3-2 St. Tich Luong dist. Thai Nguyen, Vietnam
International Journal of Smart Grid and Clean Energy, vol. 6, no. 2, April 2017: pp. 90-95
ISSN: 2315-4462 (Print)
ISSN: 2373-3594 (Online)
Digital Object Identifier: 10.12720/sgce.6.2.90-95

Abstract:This paper presents a theoretical and practical design of controllers for electrical appliances in smart home. Taking into account the advantage of information and automation technologies, the home appliance can be controlled accordingly to the price signal of electricity to minimize the total energy cost over a period of time. The problem is formulated in Dynamic Programming framework and solved by Dynamic Program backward algorithm. Then, the proposed scheme is tested in case study to control the charging process of Electric Vehicle; a comparison to the traditional scheme is performed to illustrate its effectiveness. Currently, a “testbed” model of smart home is under construction at Thai Nguyen University of Technology in which the proposed scheme will be applied to control the typical home appliances with a communication system based on Zigbee protocol.

Keywords:Demand response; smart grid; smart home; electric vehicle

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