Distributed load demand scheduling in smart grid to minimize electricity generation cost

Siyu Yue, Di Zhu, Yanzhi Wang, Massoud Pedram

Research output: Contribution to journalConference articlepeer-review

3 Scopus citations


Load demand scheduling of electricity consumers is an effective way to alleviate the peak power demand on the electricity grid and to combat the mismatch between generation and consumption. In this paper, we consider a scenario where multiple users cooperate to perform load demand scheduling in order to minimize the electricity generation cost. With the help of a central controller in the grid, a globally optimal solution can be achieved. However, this centralized solution may not always be feasible since it requires a huge amount of communication and the grid may not be equipped with such a central controller at all. Therefore, we propose a distributed load demand scheduling algorithm where each end user schedules its own tasks based on the partial information provided by other users. Simulation results show that this distributed load demand scheduling is able to achieve near-optimal solutions that has very little performance degradation compared to the centralized method.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number6939015
JournalIEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting
Issue numberOctober
StatePublished - Oct 29 2014
Event2014 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting - National Harbor, United States
Duration: Jul 27 2014Jul 31 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


Dive into the research topics of 'Distributed load demand scheduling in smart grid to minimize electricity generation cost'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this