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Zigbee based optimal scheduling system for home appliances in the United Arab Emirates
Khameis Abrar, Rashed Shaikhah, A. Abou-Elnour,
Published in
2015
Volume: 7
   
Issue: 2
Pages: 60 - 80
Abstract

In this paper a smart energy management system for home appliances has been presented. Based on hourly load data the system sets an optimal operating schedule for home appliances. The paper is presented in two parts. In the first part a cost function has been derived based on practical data provided by two utility companies. In the second part an optimal scheduling system has been proposed for home appliances based on the derived cost function. A wireless system, based on ZigBee and LabVIEW, has been integrated with the proposed system so that home appliances can be controlled and monitored accordingly. The proposed system has been tested via simulation. The simulation results show that energy consumption in a household can be reduced by 30% by using the proposed system.

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JournalNetwork Protocols and Algorithms
Open AccessYes