Optimal Scheduling of ICT for Demand Side Management in Smart Grid
N.Naslin Sithara1 , V.Saminathan 2
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The electric grid is considered an engineering marvel; still a new kind of electric grid is being developed which comprises of additional features provided by the Information and Communication Technology (ICT). Smart Grid is characterized by a two-way flow of electricity and information which is enumerated in this paper with the incorporation of a smart energy meter. It supports the real time online electricity billing concept. Optimal scheduling of the appliances is proposed for efficient energy management of residential customers that promises a well balanced load curve. Along with all these this paper proposes an approach to reduce the carbon footprint of the electric power system by integrating renewable energy resource. The proposed scheduling algorithm along with the additional options of demand side management ensures a combination of load balancing, advanced metering and environmental improvements.