Abstract: 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
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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.
Xiao Z, Li T, Huang M, Shi J, Yang J, Yu J, Wu W. Hierarchical MAS Based Control Strategy for Microgrid. Energies. 2010; 3(9):1622-1638.
Xiao, Zhe; Li, Tinghua; Huang, Ming; Shi, Jihong; Yang, Jingjing; Yu, Jiang; Wu, Wei. 2010. "Hierarchical MAS Based Control Strategy for Microgrid." Energies 3, no. 9: 1622-1638.