Picture of virus under microscope

Research under the microscope...

The Strathprints institutional repository is a digital archive of University of Strathclyde research outputs.

Strathprints serves world leading Open Access research by the University of Strathclyde, including research by the Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences (SIPBS), where research centres such as the Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC), the Cancer Research UK Formulation Unit, SeaBioTech and the Centre for Biophotonics are based.

Explore SIPBS research

Practical applications of multi-agent systems in electric power systems

Catterson, Victoria and Davidson, Euan and Mcarthur, Stephen (2012) Practical applications of multi-agent systems in electric power systems. European Transactions on Electrical Power, 22 (2). pp. 235-252. ISSN 1430-144X

[img]
Preview
PDF
Catterson9830393_File000000_173961975.pdf - Preprint

Download (190kB) | Preview

Abstract

The transformation of energy networks from passive to active systems requires the embedding of intelligence within the network. One suitable approach to integrating distributed intelligent systems is multi-agent systems technology, where components of functionality run as autonomous agents capable of interaction through messaging. This provides loose coupling between components that can benefit the complex systems envisioned for the smart grid. This paper reviews the key milestones of demonstrated agent systems in the power industry and considers which aspects of agent design must still be addressed for widespread application of agent technology to occur.