Applying limited-preemptive scheduling to peak load reduction in smart buildings

Davide Caprino, Marco Luigi Della Vedova, Tullio Facchinetti

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The coordination of appliances in a smart building to limit the peak load is one of the common objectives of power load management approaches such as the Demand-Side Management (DSM). The DSM, in turn, is an important research challenge in the field of smart energy systems and smart grids. This paper investigates the use of the limited-preemption scheduling approach to the coordination of a set of household appliances in a smart building. This approach is enabled by the application of a real-time scheduling framework to manage the activation of electric loads. The limited-preemption technique aims to reduce the number of stop/restart operations applied to interruptible devices, while ensuring the same performance in terms of peak load reduction. The original contribution of this paper w.r.t. to previous works on real-time scheduling with limited-preemption is to present some peculiar issues related to preemptions of electric loads and to assess suitability and benefits of this approach when applied to interruptible household appliances. Simulated results show the effectiveness of this method.
Lingua originaleEnglish
Titolo della pubblicazione ospite2015 IEEE 20th Conference on Emerging Technologies & Factory Automation (ETFA)
Numero di pagine8
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2015
EventoEmerging Technologies Factory Automation (ETFA), 2015 IEEE 20th Conference on - Luxembourg
Durata: 8 set 201511 set 2015


ConvegnoEmerging Technologies Factory Automation (ETFA), 2015 IEEE 20th Conference on


  • DSM
  • Demand Side Management
  • Home appliances
  • Limited Preemption
  • Load modeling
  • Peak Load Shaving
  • Power demand
  • Processor scheduling
  • Real-Time Physical Systems
  • Real-time systems
  • Smart Buildings
  • Thermal loading
  • Timing
  • building management systems
  • demand side management
  • demand-side management
  • domestic appliances
  • electric loads
  • interruptible devices
  • interruptible household appliances
  • limited-preemption scheduling approach
  • peak load reduction
  • power generation scheduling
  • power load management approaches
  • real-time scheduling framework
  • smart buildings
  • smart energy systems
  • smart grids


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