Energy management enhancement of a smart home supplied by renewable energy system

Hasan Hammoodi Shakir, Fatma Ben Salem


Solar energy is a reliable and eco-friendly solution for power outages in Karbala, Iraq. This study presents a smart grid technology model for energy management in electrical systems, optimizing power schemes and economic benefits through a unique spatial distribution approach in Iraq, with the primary objective of ensuring consistent base loads for smart homes while achieving other economic goals. The algorithm’s effectiveness was tested in three different scenarios. The energy was supplied by the national grid and battery bank-powered base loads. Meteorological data, including temperature and solar radiation, was gathered from a station in Karbala city for testing and evaluation. The study found that energy consumption decreased by 85% in April, with solar energy accounting for 37% of the total consumption. Smart homes saved 48% of energy, reducing reliance on the grid to 15%, as well as the reduction of energy consumption reached up to 47% and 60% in January and July, respectively, with solar energy estimated at 14% and 26% in those months.


Domestic loads; Energy storage system; Photovoltaic; Renewable energy source; Shiftable appliances; Smart elements

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The Indonesian Journal of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (IJEECS)
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