Smart Residential Load Simulator (SRLS)

Model developed


Claudio Canizares' group


The SRLS is a tool developed under the auspices of The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) that facilitates the study of energy management systems in smart grids based on Matlab-Simulink-GUIDE toolboxes. This provides a complete set of user-friendly graphical interfaces to properly model and study smart appliances, as well as wind and solar sources of power generation, and a battery energy storage system, in residential houses. This freeware platform can be a useful tool for researchers and educators to validate and demonstrate models for residential energy management and optimization, and can also be used by residential customers to model and understand energy consumption profiles in households.


Power grids, microgrids, active distribution networks, demand response, demand side management, smart grids


academia, utilities, industry

Key Inputs

household, appliances, renewable generation, storage, energy prices

Key Outputs

household demand, energy costs

Registered developers

Claudio CañizaresUniversity of Waterloo