A New Software Tool to Highlight Money Savings from a Demand-Side Management System for Home Appliances

Sébastien Bissey, Sébastien Jacques, Jean-Charles Le Bunetel, Cédric Reymond, Yves Raingeaud, Philippe Ravier and Guy Lamarque



In this article, a new software tool named “ECCO”is introduced. This one is intended to highlight money savings from a home electricity management system. The simulation is based on a complete database of real electricity consumption patterns of AC loads. Two case studies are particularly described to point out the relevance of such a simulation tool. The first one consists in postponing the power demand using the delay start function of home appliances. The second one enables to smooth the electricity consumption from a storage system coupled with a converter. The management strategy described in this article uses the difference between electricity prices in peak time and off-peak time. The results demonstrate that this strategy is currently not profitable in France, but it is much more cost-effective in countries, such as in Australia, where this gap of pricing is higher.

Published in: Renewable Energy & Power Quality Journal (RE&PQJ, Nº. 17)
Pages: 360-365 Date of Publication: 2019/07/15
ISSN: 2172-038X Date of Current Version:2019/04/10
REF: 312-19 Issue Date: July 2019
DOI:10.24084/repqj17.312 Publisher: EA4EPQ


Authors and affiliations

Sébastien Bissey1, Sébastien Jacques1, Jean-Charles Le Bunetel1, Cédric Reymond1,Yves Raingeaud1, Philippe Ravier2 and Guy Lamarque2
1. University of Tours (France), GREMAN, CNRS, INSA Centre Val-de-Loire, Tours (France)
2. University of Orléans (France), PRISME, INSA Centre Val-de-Loire, Orléans (France)

Key words

Smart grids, demand-side management, individual housing, cost of electricity consumption.


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