Honors Capstone Project
Date of Submission
Dr. Tomislav Bujanovic
Dr. Michael Jefferies
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Engineering and Computer Science
Capstone Prize Winner
Won Capstone Funding
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.
Cho, Sangeun Sarah, "Energy-Efficient Smart Home System: Optimization of Residential Electricity Load Management System" (2013). Honors Capstone Projects - All. 81.
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