Investigating the Impacts of Different Price-Based Demand Response Programs on Home Load Management

  • Rastegar, Mohammad ;
  • Fotuhi-Firuzabad, Mahmud ;
  • Choi, Jaeseok
  • Received : 2014.01.15
  • Accepted : 2014.03.14
  • Published : 2014.05.01


Application of residential demand response (DR) programs are currently realized up to a limited extent due to customers' difficulty in manually responding to the time-differentiated prices. As a solution, this paper proposes an automatic home load management (HLM) framework to achieve the household minimum payment as well as meet the operational constraints to provide customer's comfort. The projected HLM method controls on/off statuses of responsive appliances and the charging/discharging periods of plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) and battery storage at home. This paper also studies the impacts of different time-varying tariffs, i.e., time of use (TOU), real time pricing (RTP), and inclining block rate (IBR), on the home load management (HLM). The study is effectuated in a smart home with electrical appliances, a PHEV, and a storage system. The simulation results are presented to demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed HLM program. Peak of household load demand along with the customer payment costs are reported as the consequence of applying different pricings models in HLM.


Demand response;Home load management;Time-differentiated pricing;Payment cost


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