Design of a multi-agent system for distributed voltage regulation

Minjiang Chen, Dimitrios Athanasiadis, Badr Al Faiya, Stephen McArthur, Ivana Kockar, Haowei Lu, Francisco De Leon

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Abstract

In this paper, an intelligent distributed multi-agent system (MAS) is proposed for the implementation of a novel optimization technique for distributed voltage regulation. The proposed MAS approach controls a large heavily-meshed distribution network which is grouped into small subnetworks using ϵ decomposition. The voltage regulation is accomplished by distributed generator (DG) agents, linear programming solver (LPS) agents, network violation detector (NVD) agents, and one ϵ decomposition agent. The LPS agent has an embedded control algorithm which optimizes DG generation within a subnetwork once the voltage at particular nodes exceeds the normal operational limits. The subnetworks and their control requirements are achieved through self-organization, which is the novelty of the research. Each intelligent agent has its own knowledge and reasoning logic to plan its own activities. The control actions are coordinated through agent communications within the subnetwork. The agent platform, Presage2, with improved autonomy and agent communication capability, has been used to develop the proposed MAS system and design the agents' behaviors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2017 19th International Conference on Intelligent System Application to Power Systems, ISAP 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781509040001
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 18 2017
Event19th International Conference on Intelligent System Application to Power Systems, ISAP 2017 - San Antonio, United States
Duration: Sep 17 2017Sep 20 2017

Publication series

Name2017 19th International Conference on Intelligent System Application to Power Systems, ISAP 2017

Other

Other19th International Conference on Intelligent System Application to Power Systems, ISAP 2017
CountryUnited States
CitySan Antonio
Period9/17/179/20/17

Keywords

  • Multi-agent system
  • Presage2
  • distributed generation
  • optimal distributed voltage regulation
  • ϵ decomposition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Optimization
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Chen, M., Athanasiadis, D., Faiya, B. A., McArthur, S., Kockar, I., Lu, H., & De Leon, F. (2017). Design of a multi-agent system for distributed voltage regulation. In 2017 19th International Conference on Intelligent System Application to Power Systems, ISAP 2017 [8071400] (2017 19th International Conference on Intelligent System Application to Power Systems, ISAP 2017). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ISAP.2017.8071400