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Energies 2010, 3(9), 1622-1638; doi:10.3390/en3091622

Hierarchical MAS Based Control Strategy for Microgrid

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1 School of Information Science and Engineering, Yunnan University, Kunming 650091, China 2 School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University ,Western Catchment Area, 639798, Singapore 3 Communication Branch of Yunnan Power Grid Corporation, Kunming, Yunnan 650217, China
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Received: 11 August 2010 / Accepted: 8 September 2010 / Published: 10 September 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Future Grid)
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Microgrids have become a hot topic driven by the dual pressures of environmental protection concerns and the energy crisis. In this paper, a challenge for the distributed control of a modern electric grid incorporating clusters of residential microgrids is elaborated and a hierarchical multi-agent system (MAS) is proposed as a solution. The issues of how to realize the hierarchical MAS and how to improve coordination and control strategies are discussed. Based on MATLAB and ZEUS platforms, bilateral switching between grid-connected mode and island mode is performed under control of the proposed MAS to enhance and support its effectiveness.
Keywords: microgrid; multi-agent system; control strategy microgrid; multi-agent system; control strategy
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Xiao, Z.; Li, T.; Huang, M.; Shi, J.; Yang, J.; Yu, J.; Wu, W. Hierarchical MAS Based Control Strategy for Microgrid. Energies 2010, 3, 1622-1638.

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