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A multi-agent solution to distribution system management by considering distributed generators

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Abstract


  • A traditional distribution network carries electricity

    from a central power resource to consumers, and the power

    dispatch is controlled centrally. Distributed generators (DGs)

    emerge as an alternative power resource to distribution networks

    at a smaller and distributed scale, which will bring benefits such

    as reduced voltage drop and loss. However, because most of high

    penetration DGs are not utility owned and characterized by high

    degree of uncertainty such as solar and wind, the distribution network

    may perform differently from the conventionally expected

    behaviors. How to dynamically and efficiently manage the power

    dispatch in a distribution network to balance the supply and

    demand by considering the variability of DGs and loads becomes

    a significant research issue. In this paper, a multi-agent system

    (MAS) was proposed to solve this problem through introducing

    five types of autonomous agents, the electricity management

    mechanisms, the agent communication ontology, and the agent

    cooperation strategy. The simulation of the MAS by using InterPSS,

    JADE and JUNE well demonstrates the performance of

    the system on dynamic supply and demand balance by considering

    both efficiency and economy.

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Ren, F., Zhang, M. & Soetanto, D. (2012). A multi-agent solution to distribution system management by considering distributed generators. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 1-10.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84886439969

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1470&context=eispapers&unstamped=1

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/2206

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Number Of Pages


  • 9

Start Page


  • 1

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  • 10

Place Of Publication


  • United States

Abstract


  • A traditional distribution network carries electricity

    from a central power resource to consumers, and the power

    dispatch is controlled centrally. Distributed generators (DGs)

    emerge as an alternative power resource to distribution networks

    at a smaller and distributed scale, which will bring benefits such

    as reduced voltage drop and loss. However, because most of high

    penetration DGs are not utility owned and characterized by high

    degree of uncertainty such as solar and wind, the distribution network

    may perform differently from the conventionally expected

    behaviors. How to dynamically and efficiently manage the power

    dispatch in a distribution network to balance the supply and

    demand by considering the variability of DGs and loads becomes

    a significant research issue. In this paper, a multi-agent system

    (MAS) was proposed to solve this problem through introducing

    five types of autonomous agents, the electricity management

    mechanisms, the agent communication ontology, and the agent

    cooperation strategy. The simulation of the MAS by using InterPSS,

    JADE and JUNE well demonstrates the performance of

    the system on dynamic supply and demand balance by considering

    both efficiency and economy.

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Ren, F., Zhang, M. & Soetanto, D. (2012). A multi-agent solution to distribution system management by considering distributed generators. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 1-10.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84886439969

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1470&context=eispapers&unstamped=1

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/2206

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 9

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 10

Place Of Publication


  • United States