Practical applications of multi-agent systems in electric power systems

Victoria Catterson, Euan Davidson, Stephen Mcarthur

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Abstract

The transformation of energy networks from passive to active systems requires the embedding of intelligence within the network. One suitable approach to integrating distributed intelligent systems is multi-agent systems technology, where components of functionality run as autonomous agents capable of interaction through messaging. This provides loose coupling between components that can benefit the complex systems envisioned for the smart grid. This paper reviews the key milestones of demonstrated agent systems in the power industry and considers which aspects of agent design must still be addressed for widespread application of agent technology to occur.
LanguageEnglish
Pages235-252
Number of pages18
JournalEuropean Transactions on Electrical Power
Volume22
Issue number2
Early online date8 Aug 2011
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2012

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Electric power systems
Multi agent systems
Autonomous agents
Intelligent systems
Large scale systems
Industry

Keywords

  • multi-agent systems
  • power engineering
  • smart grids

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