Power Distribution Control Using Multi-Agent Systems

  • Munir Merdan
  • Alexander Prostejovsky
  • Ingo Hegny
  • Wilfried Lepuschitz
  • Filip Andrén
  • Thomas Strasser
Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 480)


Availability and functionality of reliable and efficient electric energy systems are prerequisites for economic and social welfare. In the last decades, more and more stress is put on the electricity supply and infrastructure increasing also minimal electricity networks requirements. Multi-agent systems represent a promising approach able to realize and implement the above described functionalities and services in a power distribution network. In this chapter an automation agent approach and the related system architecture for handling such dynamic networks is presented and discussed. The agents provide monitoring and diagnostics abilities required for the robust functioning of components in the distributed environment. Furthermore, the system also provides means to coordinate energy generation and consumption, keep nodal voltages within predefined bounds and avoid overstressing of equipment. The presented approach is currently in the development phase and will be tested in the AIT power distribution laboratory.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Munir Merdan
    • 1
  • Alexander Prostejovsky
    • 1
  • Ingo Hegny
    • 1
  • Wilfried Lepuschitz
    • 1
  • Filip Andrén
    • 2
  • Thomas Strasser
    • 2
  1. 1.Vienna University of Technology, Automation and Control InstituteViennaAustria
  2. 2.Energy DepartmentAIT Austrian Institute of TechnologyViennaAustria

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