Efficiency in Electrical Heating Systems: An MAS Real World Application

  • José R. Villar
  • Roberto Pérez
  • Enrique de la Cal
  • Javier Sedano
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing book series (AINSC, volume 55)


In electrical heating systems, the electrical power consumption should be lower than the Contracted Power Limit. Energy distribution devices are used to solve this problem, but they are only concerned with the electrical energy. We claim that this energy distribution must also consider the comfort level in the building. In this work, an electrical energy distribution MAS for coordinating the electrical heaters is proposed. The MAS is responsible for both objectives: the electrical power must be lower than the Contracted Power Limit and the comfort level in the building must be maintained if sufficient power is available. The MAS is now being implemented in a real world application of an electrical heating system marketed by a local company.


MAS applications Software Agents in Industry Energy distribution Electrical heating systems 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • José R. Villar
    • 1
  • Roberto Pérez
    • 1
  • Enrique de la Cal
    • 1
  • Javier Sedano
    • 1
  1. 1.Departamento Informática y AutomáticaUniversidad de OviedoGijónSpain

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