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Title: Multi-agent systems and their applications

The number of distributed energy components and devices continues to increase globally. As a result, distributed control schemes are desirable for managing and utilizing these devices, together with the large amount of data. In recent years, agent-based technology becomes a powerful tool for engineering applications. As a computational paradigm, multi agent systems (MASs) provide a good solution for distributed control. Here in this paper, MASs and applications are discussed. A state-of-the-art literature survey is conducted on the system architecture, consensus algorithm, and multi-agent platform, framework, and simulator. In addition, a distributed under-frequency load shedding (UFLS) scheme is proposed using the MAS. Simulation results for a case study are presented. The future of MASs is discussed in the conclusion.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1]
  1. Washington State Univ., Pullman, WA (United States). School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
DOE-VANDERBILT-0000666-12
Journal ID: ISSN 2234-8972
Grant/Contract Number:
AR0000666
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of International Council on Electrical Engineering
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 7; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 2234-8972
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Research Org:
Vanderbilt Univ., Nashville, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; 99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS; Multi-agent system (MAS); intelligent agent; multi-agent platform; distributed control; system architecture; consensus algorithm; smart grid; under-frequency; load shedding
OSTI Identifier:
1417205