Degree Type

Honors Capstone Project

Date of Submission

Spring 5-1-2013

Capstone Advisor

Dr. Tomislav Bujanovic

Honors Reader

Dr. Michael Jefferies

Capstone Major

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Capstone College

Engineering and Computer Science

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Capstone Prize Winner


Won Capstone Funding


Honors Categories


Subject Categories

Electrical and Computer Engineering | Power and Energy


In this project, an algorithm for electrical load management in a hypothetical household setting is proposed, developed and simulated. There are two main goals for the algorithm; firstly, to minimize the total electricity cost when a variable pricing model is applied; secondly, to flatten the demand curve over 24 hours, which, when applied to real-life settings, will minimize investment costs for the utilities – including building more generation plants and transmission lines – as well as the total bill for customers. To simulate the algorithm, mathematical models for appliances are developed based on typical usage and operation patterns.

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