The Smart Consumers and Energy Demand Model (SmartCED) model is an energy demand management model that uses optimisation for controlling demand-side management in future intelligent grids.

The model is designed to model householder energy demand management, behaviour and diversity. The goal of the model is to evaluate the effect of shifting domestic appliances and heating controls in the future smart energy system. It uses forecasting and optimisation to find the optimum time for demand management and time shifting. The hybrid optimisation method is a stochastic optimisation algorithm. The model has been built in Matlab.

Model summary

Type: Simulation, optimisation, smart grid
Purpose: Modelling smart grids, demand-side management, appliances and heating
Spatial scale: UK
Temporal scale: Days to weeks
Contact: Catalina Spataru


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Book chapters

1. Spataru C. and Barrett M. (2013) Smart Consumers, Smart Controls, Smart Grid. In Håkansson A., Höjer M., Howlett R. J. and Jain L. C. (Eds.) Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies, Sustainability in Energy and Buildings (pp. 381-389). Berlin Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag, ISBN 9783642366444.

Conference papers

Spataru C. and Barrett M. (2013) The importance of optimization and controls in future intelligent grids. PowerTech: Towards carbon free society through smarter grids, Grenoble, France, 16-20 June 2013. Available at the IEEE Xplore digital Library.