An Agent Based Fuzzy Control for Smart Home Energy Management in Smart Grid Environment

asma garrab, adel bouallegue, ridha bouallegue


Energy management in Smart Home environment is one of the main topics adopted in Smart Grid research field. In this paper, we present a Multi-Agent System (MAS) for a Smart Home intelligent control. Such a solution was integrated in a smart meter in order to alter the shape of the residential load curve. The MAS is strong appropriate to solve complex distributed problems as home automation system. Our contribution consists in performing an algorithm for scheduling appliances tasks, and designing a model for a direct load control which may accommodate customer preferences. The direct load control is based on Fuzzy Logic Control (FLC) using new fuzzy power indicator. In order to successfully implement our solution, customer acceptance of the direct load control is vital. We aim to reach a compromise among habitant comfort and electric bills in addition of satisfying technological constraints of appliances. Simulation results have proved the effectiveness of the proposed solution in energy savings.

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Energy Management; Fuzzy Logic Controller; Multi-Agent System; Smart Home Automation; Smart Grid; Smart Meter.

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