Agent-based Decentralization of Applications in Distributed Smart Grid Systems

Georg Kienesberger, Evangelia Xypolytou, Jurgen Marchgraber, Thomas Kaufmann, Alexander Prostejovsky, Mario Faschang

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Abstract

Smart grid technology promises to prepare today’s power systems for the challenges of the future by extensive integration of information and communication technology (ICT). One key aspect is the control paradigm which will have to be shifted from completely centralized control systems to more dezentralized concepts in order to adapt to the distributed nature of smart grids. Multi-agent systems (MAS) are a very promising approach for designing distributed, decentralized systems, naturally also in the field of smart grids. This work introduces the notion of decentralized multi-agent-based control systems (DMACS) and aims to give an overview on the different requirements and challenges on the way from current centralized control systems to DMACS. Therefore, different ICT scenarios and MAS topologies are employed to discuss the decentralization of three exemplary smart grid applications: voltage/var control, virtual power plants, and dynamic islanding. As a result, the advantages and challenges as well as ICT requirements of agent-based decentralization are outlined.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of EDST 2015
PublisherIEEE
Publication date2015
Pages271-277
ISBN (Print)978-1-4799-7735-2
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event2015 International Symposium on Smart Electric Distribution Systems and Technologies - Tech Gate Vienna Wissenschafts- und Technologiepark GmbH, Vienna, Austria
Duration: 8 Sep 201511 Sep 2015

Conference

Conference2015 International Symposium on Smart Electric Distribution Systems and Technologies
LocationTech Gate Vienna Wissenschafts- und Technologiepark GmbH
CountryAustria
CityVienna
Period08/09/201511/09/2015

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