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Cost function for sub-agent elements in multi-agent energy management system

Yunusov, T., Holderbaum, W. and Potter, B. (2011) Cost function for sub-agent elements in multi-agent energy management system. In: Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT Europe) 2011, 5-7 Dec 2011, Manchester, UK, pp. 1-8.

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1109/ISGTEurope.2011.6162783

Abstract/Summary

Distributed generation plays a key role in reducing CO2 emissions and losses in transmission of power. However, due to the nature of renewable resources, distributed generation requires suitable control strategies to assure reliability and optimality for the grid. Multi-agent systems are perfect candidates for providing distributed control of distributed generation stations as well as providing reliability and flexibility for the grid integration. The proposed multi-agent energy management system consists of single-type agents who control one or more gird entities, which are represented as generic sub-agent elements. The agent applies one control algorithm across all elements and uses a cost function to evaluate the suitability of the element as a supplier. The behavior set by the agent's user defines which parameters of an element have greater weight in the cost function, which allows the user to specify the preference on suppliers dynamically. This study shows the ability of the multi-agent energy management system to select suppliers according to the selection behavior given by the user. The optimality of the supplier for the required demand is ensured by the cost function based on the parameters of the element.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Science > School of the Built Environment > Construction Management and Engineering
Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Biological Sciences > Department of Bio-Engineering
Interdisciplinary centres and themes > Energy Research
ID Code:36824

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