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Author Fadiran, J.I. ♦ Yuill, W. ♦ Chowdhury, S. ♦ Chowdhury, S.P.
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2012
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Engineering & allied operations ♦ Applied physics
Subject Keyword Schedules ♦ Smart grids ♦ Energy efficiency ♦ Prototypes ♦ Cities and towns ♦ Home appliances ♦ Investments ♦ Smart microgird (SMG) ♦ Demand Side Management (DSM) ♦ Microcontroller Unit ♦ Home Area Network (HAN) ♦ Programmable load manager (PLM)
Abstract The programmable load manager (PLM) is an innovative response to the apparent need for energy efficiency (EE). It focuses on household energy utilization and how through the aid of advanced control, electricity usage can be optimized from luxury to necessity. The PLM is a more practical approach seeing that the deployment of residential demand side management (DSM) is faced with many setbacks due to differing views on EE. The PLM finds a common ground between the consumers' and utility by implementing real-time control after comparing the consumer's desired operation with the utility's and accordingly establishing graded operational schemes between these two demands. The study describes the built prototype: multiple switching circuits, a microcontroller unit (PIC18f877) and control algorithms. This innovative PLM illustrates a neutral and quicker approach to EE, bypassing many of the obstacles to EE and accommodating possible non-participants of contemporary and future DSM schemes.
Description Author affiliation: Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Cape Town, 7700, South Africa (Fadiran, J.I.; Chowdhury, S.; Chowdhury, S.P.)
ISBN 9781467319348
ISSN 21608563
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2012-05-07
Publisher Place USA
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
e-ISBN 9781467319355
Size (in Bytes) 515.35 kB
Page Count 6
Starting Page 1
Ending Page 6


Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library