A Multi-agent Approach for Decentralized Voltage Regulation in Micro Grids by Considering Distributed Generators

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Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)


Distributed generators (DGs) are considered as significant components to modern micro grids because they can provide instant and renewable electric power to consumers without using transmission networks. However, the use of DGs may affect the use of voltage regulators in a micro grid because the DGs are usually privately owned and cannot be centrally managed. In this paper, an innovative multi-agent approach is proposed to perform automatic and decentralized control of distributed electric components in micro grids for the voltage regulation purpose. Autonomous software agents are employed to make local optimal decisions on voltage regulation by considering multiple objectives and local information; and agent-based communication and collaboration are employed toward a global voltage regulation through dynamic task allocation. The proposed approach contains three layers for representing the physical micro grid, the multi-agent system and the human-computer interface, and is implemented by using three Java-based packages, i.e. InterPSS, JADE and JUNG respectively.

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