An intelligent storage-based energy management approach for smart grids
The 12th IEEE International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications, (Wimob 2016)
By integrating the Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), the smart grid supports bidirectional information flows between the energy user and the utility grid. Bidirectional flows allow energy users not only to consume energy, but also to generate energy and to share it with the utility grid or with other consumers. Many approaches have been developed in the literature to provide an efficient energy management in the smart grid. However, these approaches have some common drawbacks such as: the lack of integration of storage system and the high frequency of charging and discharging of the storage system. The contribution of this paper is twofold. Firstly, it discusses the effects of battery charging and discharging on the energy cost and the battery life. Secondly, a novel algorithm aiming to help the storage system to fairly meet daily consumers' demands will be presented. Simulation results show that our proposal minimizes consumers' bill, reduces charging and discharging of energy storage system and distributes fairly the stored energy to all consumers.