IoT-Orchestration based nanogrid energy management system and optimal time-aware scheduling for efficient energy usage in nanogrid

Faiza Qayyum, Harun Jamil, Faisal Jamil, Shabir Ahmad, Do Hyeun Kim

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Internet of Things (IoT) has brought an immense revolution in diverse fields related to mission-critical systems including healthcare and navigation systems. We argue that the potential of IoT has not been fully exploited in the energy sector. There is a dire need to shift the traditional paradigm of mission-critical electric power architectures to IoT-enabled fully orchestrated architectures to enhance the overall performance. In this study, we present a novel IoT task orchestration architecture for efficient energy management of a nanogrid system that focuses on minimizing the use of non-renewable energy resources and maximizing the use of renewable energy resources. Since network orchestration deals with automating the interaction between multiple components involved to execute a particular service, therefore, scheduling the relevant processes within strict deadlines becomes the core pillar of the system's performance. The mission-critical systems with urgent task execution often suffer from missing task deadlines issues. To overcome this issue, we present a task scheduling algorithm that incorporates the optimized surplus time, and efficiently executes the energy management-related tasks contemplating to their types. The study utilizes sensors to obtain data from physical IoT devices, including photovoltaic (PV), Energy Storage System (ESS), and diesel generator (DG). The performance of the proposed model is evaluated using data set of nanogrid houses. The outcomes revealed that IoT-task orchestration has played a pivotal role in efficient energy management for nanogrid missioncritical systems. Furthermore, the comparison showed that the task starvation rate is reduced to 16% and 12% when compared with state-of-the-art scheduling algorithms.

Original languageEnglish
Article number108292
Number of pages16
JournalInternational Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems
Issue numberPart A
Early online date6 May 2022
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2022
Externally publishedYes


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