Software Agents for Collaborating Smart Solar-Powered Micro-Grids

  • Alba AmatoEmail author
  • Rocco Aversa
  • Beniamino Di Martino
  • Marco Scialdone
  • Salvatore Venticinque
  • Svein Hallsteinsen
  • Geir Horn
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Information Systems and Organisation book series (LNISO, volume 7)


Solar electricity is one of the options as innovative approach as primary energy use. It could be deployed decentralised into the urban areas, and could alleviate the carbonised electricity demand drastically. Information and communication technologies (ICT) could be exploited to provide real time information on energy consumption in a home or a building giving the possibility to citizens to take decisions in order to save energy. In this context CoSSMic, an ICT European project, aims at fostering a higher rate of self-consumption of decentralised renewable energy production by innovative autonomic systems for management and control of power micro-grids on users behalf. The paper addresses these challenges and discusses related work dealing with the development of an ICT solution using software agents which collaborate in a neighborhood, and with the central power grid, over a peer-to-peer overlay.


CoSSMic Multi-agent systems Smart grid Electricity market 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alba Amato
    • 1
    Email author
  • Rocco Aversa
    • 1
  • Beniamino Di Martino
    • 1
  • Marco Scialdone
    • 1
  • Salvatore Venticinque
    • 1
  • Svein Hallsteinsen
    • 2
  • Geir Horn
    • 3
  1. 1.Second University of NaplesCasertaItaly
  2. 2.SINTEF ICTOsloNorway
  3. 3.University of OsloOsloNorway

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