A Review of Multi-agent Based Energy Management Systems

  • Amin Shokri GazafroudiEmail author
  • Juan F. De Paz
  • Francisco Prieto-Castrillo
  • Gabriel Villarrubia
  • Saber Talari
  • Miadreza Shafie-khah
  • João P. S. Catalão
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 615)


This paper proposes a review of Energy Management Systems (EMSs) based on Multi-Agent Systems (MASs). Also, goal, scale, strategy and software are discussed as different characteristics of the EMSs. Then, multi agent-based structure of the EMSs is described. Finally, challenges and future discussions related to the EMSs are presented in this paper.


Energy management system Multi-agent system Smart grid Power market 



This work has been supported by the European Commission H2020 MSCA-RISE-2014: Marie Sklodowska-Curie project DREAM-GO Enabling Demand Response for short and real-time Efficient And Market Based Smart Grid Operation—An intelligent and real-time simulation approach ref. 641794. Moreover, the authors would like to thank Dr. Juan Manuel Corchado of University of Salamanca for his thoughtful suggestions and supports.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Amin Shokri Gazafroudi
    • 1
    Email author
  • Juan F. De Paz
    • 1
  • Francisco Prieto-Castrillo
    • 1
    • 2
  • Gabriel Villarrubia
    • 1
  • Saber Talari
    • 3
  • Miadreza Shafie-khah
    • 3
  • João P. S. Catalão
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
  1. 1.BISITE Research GroupUniversity of SalamancaSalamancaSpain
  2. 2.MediaLabMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA
  3. 3.C-MAST, Universidade da Beira InteriorCovilhãPortugal
  4. 4.Faculty of EngineeringINESC TEC, University of PortoPortoPortugal
  5. 5.INESC-ID, Instituto Superior Tcnico, University of LisbonLisbonPortugal

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