Title: Cost-energy modelling and profiling of smart domestic grids

Authors: Ugo Gentile; Stefano Marrone; Nicola Mazzocca; Roberto Nardone

Addresses: Dip. di Ingegneria Elettrica e delle Tecnologie dell'Informazione, Università Federico II di Napoli - Naples, Italy ' Dip. di Matematica e Fisica, Seconda Università di Napoli - Caserta, Italy ' Dip. di Ingegneria Elettrica e delle Tecnologie dell'Informazione, Università Federico II di Napoli - Naples, Italy ' Dip. di Ingegneria Elettrica e delle Tecnologie dell'Informazione, Università Federico II di Napoli - Naples, Italy

Abstract: The growing academic and industrial interest in Smart Grids raises the need for methods and techniques supporting the choice of best-saving strategies in intelligent home devices. This paper presents a model-based approach for the integrated evaluation of the energy billing profiles by using the formalism of fluid stochastic Petri nets, able to capture both continuous and discrete system aspects. The prime feature of the modelling approach is the compositionality by which a modeller can easy customise the overall configuration as well as the inner behaviour of a system. This paper also proves the feasibility of the approach by analysing three different saving policies in a Domestic Smart Grid environment and comparing the simulation results.

Keywords: fluid stochastic Petri nets; energy consumption; smart power grids; energy-cost tradeoff; smart grid modelling; smart grid profiling; smart grids; domestic grids; energy saving; simulation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJGUC.2016.081012

International Journal of Grid and Utility Computing, 2016 Vol.7 No.4, pp.257 - 271

Received: 14 Feb 2015
Accepted: 18 Sep 2015

Published online: 14 Dec 2016 *

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