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Energies 2017, 10(10), 1491; doi:10.3390/en10101491

A Decentralized Multi-Agent-Based Approach for Low Voltage Microgrid Restoration

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Centre for Mechanical and Aerospace Science and Technologies (C-MAST), University of Beira Interior, R. Fonte do Lameiro, 6201-001 Covilhã, Portugal
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Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Salerno, 84084 Fisciano (SA), Italy
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Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering, Technology and Science (INESC TEC), Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, 4200-465 Porto, Portugal
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Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering, Research and Development (INESC-ID), Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon, Av. Rovisco Pais, 1049-001 Lisbon, Portugal
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Academic Editor: Pedro Faria
Received: 11 August 2017 / Revised: 16 September 2017 / Accepted: 18 September 2017 / Published: 27 September 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Distributed Energy Resources Management)
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Abstract

Although a well-organized power system is less subject to blackouts, the existence of a proper restoration plan is nevertheless still essential. The goal of a restoration plan is to bring the power system back to its normal operating conditions in the shortest time after a blackout occurs and to minimize the impact of the blackout on society. This paper presents a decentralized multi-agent system (MAS)-based restoration method for a low voltage (LV) microgrid (MG). In the proposed method, the MG local controllers are assigned to the specific agents who interact with each other to achieve a common decision in the restoration procedure. The evaluation of the proposed decentralized technique using a benchmark low-voltage MG network demonstrates the effectiveness of the proposed restoration plan. View Full-Text
Keywords: average consensus algorithm (ACA); black start; local controller; microgrid (MG); multi-agent system (MAS); power system restoration (PSR) average consensus algorithm (ACA); black start; local controller; microgrid (MG); multi-agent system (MAS); power system restoration (PSR)
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Rokrok, E.; Shafie-khah, M.; Siano, P.; Catalão, J.P.S. A Decentralized Multi-Agent-Based Approach for Low Voltage Microgrid Restoration. Energies 2017, 10, 1491.

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