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2011 1st International Conference on Electrical Energy Systems, ICEES 2011, Chennai, Tamilnadu, p.212-217 (2011)





Automated agents, Configurability, Control agent, Control and monitor, Control architecture, Control signal, Critical infrastructures, Current trends, data base, Distributed energy resource, Distributed generators, Distributed power generation, Electric power grids, Electricity, Energy resources, Graphical user interfaces, Grid-connected, Hardware and software, Intelligent agents, Internet protocols, MATLAB /simulink, Micro grid, Multi agent systems, Network architecture, Power systems, SCADA systems, Seamless transition, Simulation result, Smart grid, Smart power grids, Supervisory control and data acquisition systems, System status, TCP/IP based network, User agents, Well being


The electric power system is an enabling infrastructure that supports the operation of other critical infrastructures and thus the economic well being of the nation. It is therefore very important to design a smart grid for resiliency and autonomous re-configurability in the electric power grid. For the operation of any power system, its control architecture consisting of hardware and software protocols is very essential for exchanging system status and control signals. This is accomplished by Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems. Current trends to control and monitor the operation of electric power systems are however moving towards the use of an automated agent technology using a multi-agent system which replaces SCADA system. The objective of this paper is to design and model a multiagent system which consists of Distributed Energy Resource (DER) agent, Data Base agent, Control agent and User agent. DER agent is modeled using MATLAB/SIMULINK. The simulation results presented in this paper show the seamless transition from grid connected to an island mode when upstream outages are detected. This denotes the capability of a multi-agent system as a technology for managing the microgrid operation. © 2011 IEEE.


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Ka Manickavasagam, Nithya, Ma, Priya, Ka, Shruthi, Ja, Krishnan, Sa, Misra, Sa, and Manikandan, Sb, “Control of distributed generator and smart grid using multi-agent system”, in 2011 1st International Conference on Electrical Energy Systems, ICEES 2011, Chennai, Tamilnadu, 2011, pp. 212-217.