In practice, there are two main usages of the battery in home: reducing electricity energy cost by utilizing time-varying electricity energy price and enhancing privacy by concealing the electricity energy usage pattern of appliances. By operating the battery such that it is charged/discharged during periods with low/high prices, we can reduce the electricity energy cost. On the other hand, by operating the battery such that the electricity usage pattern can be significantly changed from the original usage pattern of appliances, we can protect user's privacy. However, those two operations are not complement with each other and there exists a trade-off between reducing cost and enhancing privacy. In this paper, we study this issue. To consider both cost and privacy in a unified way, we first define cost metric and privacy metric that should be minimized. Then, we define an overall metric as a weighted sum of the two metrics to study the trade-off between them. We formulate and solve an optimization problem that aims at minimizing the overall metric. Finally, through numerical results, we study and discuss the usage of the battery for reducing cost and enhancing privacy.
|Title of host publication||International Conference on ICT Convergence 2015|
|Subtitle of host publication||Innovations Toward the IoT, 5G, and Smart Media Era, ICTC 2015|
|Publisher||Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 2015 Dec 11|
|Event||6th International Conference on Information and Communication Technology Convergence, ICTC 2015 - Jeju Island, Korea, Republic of|
Duration: 2015 Oct 28 → 2015 Oct 30
|Name||International Conference on ICT Convergence 2015: Innovations Toward the IoT, 5G, and Smart Media Era, ICTC 2015|
|Other||6th International Conference on Information and Communication Technology Convergence, ICTC 2015|
|Country||Korea, Republic of|
|Period||15/10/28 → 15/10/30|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This work was supported in part by Mid-career Researcher Program through NRF grant funded by the MSIP, Korea (2013R1A2A2A01069053).
© 2015 IEEE.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Computer Networks and Communications
- Information Systems