Agent-Based Smart Grid Market Simulation with Connection to Real Infrastructures

Gabriel Santos, Tiago Pinto, Luis Gomes, Marco Silva, Hugo Morais, Zita Vale, Isabel Praca

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Abstract

The consensus behind Smart Grids (SG) as one of the most promising solutions for the massive integration of renewable energy sources in power systems has led to the practical implementation of several prototypes and pilots that aim at testing and validating SG methodologies. The urgent need to accommodate such resources of distributed and intermittent nature and the impact that a deficient management of energy sources has on the global population require that alternative solutions are experimented. This paper presents a multi-agent based SG simulation platform that is connected to physical resources, so that realistic scenarios with palpable influence on real resources can be simulated. The SG simulator is also connected to the Multi-Agent Simulator of Competitive Electricity Markets (MASCEM), which provides a solid framework for the simulation of restructured electricity markets. Taking advantage on the complementarities between the simulators, a SG market is proposed, and a realistic simulation scenario, using two real buildings acting in a simulated SG is presented.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHighlights of Practical Applications of Agents, Multi-Agent Systems, and Sustainability - The PAAMS Collection : International Workshops of PAAMS 2015, Salamanca, Spain, June 3-4, 2015. Proceedings
PublisherSpringer
Publication date2015
Pages283-295
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-19032-7
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-19033-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event13th International Workshops on Practical Applications of Agents and Multi-Agent Systems - Salamanca, Spain
Duration: 3 Jun 20154 Jun 2015

Workshop

Workshop13th International Workshops on Practical Applications of Agents and Multi-Agent Systems
Country/TerritorySpain
CitySalamanca
Period03/06/201504/06/2015
SeriesCommunications in Computer and Information Science
Volume524
ISSN1865-0929

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