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Energies 2017, 10(2), 169; doi:10.3390/en10020169

Multi-Agent-Based Controller for Voltage Enhancement in AC/DC Hybrid Microgrid Using Energy Storages

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Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department, Shahed University, 3319118651 Tehran, Iran
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Computer Engineering Department, Shahed University, 3319118651 Tehran, Iran
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Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Tarbiat Modares University, 14115-111 Tehran, Iran
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Academic Editor: Josep M. Guerrero
Received: 15 October 2016 / Revised: 4 January 2017 / Accepted: 18 January 2017 / Published: 3 February 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Microgrids 2016)
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Development of renewable energies and DC loads have led microgrids toward the creation of DC networks. The predictions show that the hybrid microgrids will be used widely in the future. This article has studied the voltage stability in the presence of sources of energy storage in AC/DC hybrid networks. However, because the different dynamics of hybrid networks applying centralized and distributed controllers will be faced with different problems, in this study, a multi-agent control for the microgrid has been used. A new structure referred to here as an event-driven microgrid control management (EDMCM) has been developed to control the microgrid. This method increases response speed and accuracy of decision making. Hybrid Network Simulation results confirm the validity of the developed model. View Full-Text
Keywords: hybrid network; microgrid; multi-agent hybrid network; microgrid; multi-agent
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Khatibzadeh, A.; Besmi, M.; Mahabadi, A.; Reza Haghifam, M. Multi-Agent-Based Controller for Voltage Enhancement in AC/DC Hybrid Microgrid Using Energy Storages. Energies 2017, 10, 169.

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