# Non-preemptive Scheduling in a Smart Grid Model and Its Implications on Machine Minimization

@article{Liu2016NonpreemptiveSI, title={Non-preemptive Scheduling in a Smart Grid Model and Its Implications on Machine Minimization}, author={Fu-Hong Liu and Hsiang-Hsuan Liu and Prudence W. H. Wong}, journal={Algorithmica}, year={2016}, pages={1-43} }

We study a scheduling problem arising in demand response management in smart grid. Consumers send in power requests with a flexible feasible time interval during which their requests can be served. The grid controller, upon receiving power requests, schedules each request within the specified interval. The electricity cost is measured by a convex function of the load in each timeslot. The objective is to schedule all requests with the minimum total electricity cost. Previous work has studied…

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