Distributed Agent-based Intelligent System for Demand Response Program Simulation in the Scope of Smart Grids

Luis Gomes, Pedro Faria, Hugo Morais, Zita Vale, Carlos Ramos

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Abstract

Demand response programs are an important ressource which can significantly increase the efficiency of future smart grids. However, preliminary experiences evidence some difficulties in making the use of these programs successful, and also increased difficulties in extending them to include relevant participation of small consumers. This paper proposes a distributed agent-based intelligent system to model and simulate a smart grid with a diversity of players,
each one with his own specific configuration and goals. This system accommodates the use of physical players, e.g., real electrical installations, as well as computationally simulated agents. This paper presents the capacities of the proposed system to simulate the use of demand response programs. The system
allows assessing the impact of these programs to the involved consumers, to the other players and to the whole system. In this way, the alternative demand response program structure and parameterization can be simulated and evaluated.
Original languageEnglish
JournalI E E E Intelligent Systems
Number of pages17
ISSN1541-1672
DOIs
Publication statusSubmitted - 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Demand Response
  • Destributed Intelligent System
  • Multi-Agent System
  • Simulation
  • Load Management

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