Design of a multi-agent system for distributed voltage regulation

Minjiang Chen, Dimitrios Athanasiadis, Badr Al Faiya, Stephen McArthur, Ivana Kockar, Haowei Lu, Francisco De Leon

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Abstract

In this paper, an intelligent distributed multi-agent system (MAS) is proposed for the implementation of a novel optimization technique for distributed voltage regulation. The proposed MAS approach controls a large heavily-meshed distribution network which is grouped into small subnetworks using ε decomposition. The voltage regulation is accomplished by distributed generator (DG) agents, linear programming solver (LPS) agents, network violation detector (NVD) agents, and one ε decomposition agent. The LPS agent has an embedded control algorithm which optimizes DG generation within a subnetwork once the voltage at particular nodes exceeds the normal operational limits. The subnetworks and their control requirements are achieved through self-organization, which is the novelty of the research. Each intelligent agent has its own knowledge and reasoning logic to plan its own activities. The control actions are coordinated through agent communications within the subnetwork. The agent platform, Presage2, with improved autonomy and agent communication capability, has been used to develop the proposed MAS system and design the agents’ behaviors.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 19th International Conference on Intelligent Systems Application to Power Systems (ISAP)
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ.
PublisherIEEE
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)978-1-5090-4000-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 Oct 2017
Event19th International Conference on Intelligent Systems Application to Power Systems - Westin Riverwalk, San Antonio, United States
Duration: 17 Sep 201721 Sep 2017
http://2017isap.tamu.edu/

Conference

Conference19th International Conference on Intelligent Systems Application to Power Systems
Abbreviated titleISAP 2017
CountryUnited States
CitySan Antonio
Period17/09/1721/09/17
Internet address

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Multi agent systems
Voltage control
Linear programming
Decomposition
Intelligent agents
Communication
Electric power distribution
Detectors
Electric potential

Keywords

  • multi-agent system
  • distributed generation
  • optimal distributed voltage regulation
  • ε decomposition
  • Presage2
  • meshed distribution
  • network violation detector
  • linear programming

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Chen, M., Athanasiadis, D., Al Faiya, B., McArthur, S., Kockar, I., Lu, H., & De Leon, F. (2017). Design of a multi-agent system for distributed voltage regulation. In 2017 19th International Conference on Intelligent Systems Application to Power Systems (ISAP) Piscataway, NJ.: IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/ISAP.2017.8071400
Chen, Minjiang ; Athanasiadis, Dimitrios ; Al Faiya, Badr ; McArthur, Stephen ; Kockar, Ivana ; Lu, Haowei ; De Leon, Francisco. / Design of a multi-agent system for distributed voltage regulation. 2017 19th International Conference on Intelligent Systems Application to Power Systems (ISAP). Piscataway, NJ. : IEEE, 2017.
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Chen, M, Athanasiadis, D, Al Faiya, B, McArthur, S, Kockar, I, Lu, H & De Leon, F 2017, Design of a multi-agent system for distributed voltage regulation. in 2017 19th International Conference on Intelligent Systems Application to Power Systems (ISAP). IEEE, Piscataway, NJ., 19th International Conference on Intelligent Systems Application to Power Systems, San Antonio, United States, 17/09/17. https://doi.org/10.1109/ISAP.2017.8071400

Design of a multi-agent system for distributed voltage regulation. / Chen, Minjiang; Athanasiadis, Dimitrios; Al Faiya, Badr; McArthur, Stephen; Kockar, Ivana; Lu, Haowei; De Leon, Francisco.

2017 19th International Conference on Intelligent Systems Application to Power Systems (ISAP). Piscataway, NJ. : IEEE, 2017.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution book

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Chen M, Athanasiadis D, Al Faiya B, McArthur S, Kockar I, Lu H et al. Design of a multi-agent system for distributed voltage regulation. In 2017 19th International Conference on Intelligent Systems Application to Power Systems (ISAP). Piscataway, NJ.: IEEE. 2017 https://doi.org/10.1109/ISAP.2017.8071400