How to Cut the Electric Bill in Optical WDM Networks with Time-zones and Time-of-use Prices

Cavdar C., Yayimli A., Wosinska L.

37th European Conference and Exhibition on Optical Communication (ECOC), Geneva, Switzerland, 18 - 22 September 2011 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Geneva
  • Country: Switzerland
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


We investigate the benefit of utilizing electric price difference between time intervals of the day for networks covering multiple time-zones. We show that by exploiting this time-and-price variation electric bill can be significantly reduced.