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Energies 2014, 7(4), 2051-2078;

Priority-Based Hierarchical Operational Management for Multiagent-Based Microgrids

Research Institute of Electrical Communication, Tohoku University, Katahira 2-1-1, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8577, Japan
Graduate School of Information Sciences, Tohoku University, Aoba 6-3-09, Aramaki-aza, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8579, Japan
Department of Electrical Engineering, Incheon National University, 12-1 Songdo-dong, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon 406-772, Korea
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Received: 7 February 2014 / Revised: 17 March 2014 / Accepted: 25 March 2014 / Published: 31 March 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Smart Grids: The Electrical Power Network and Communication System)
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Electricity consumption in the world is constantly increasing, making our lives become more and more dependent on electricity. There are several new paradigms proposed in the field of power grids. In Japan, especially after the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011, the new power grid paradigms are expected to be more resilient to survive several difficulties during disasters. In this paper, we focus on microgrids and propose priority-based hierarchical operational management for multiagent-based microgrids. The proposed management is a new multiagent-based load shedding scheme and multiagent-based hierarchical architecture to realize such resilient microgrids. We developed a prototype system and performed an evaluation of the proposed management using the developed system. The result of the evaluation shows the effectiveness of our proposal in power shortage situations, such as disasters. View Full-Text
Keywords: cooperative operation; multiagent system; load shedding; microgrid cooperative operation; multiagent system; load shedding; microgrid
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Kato, T.; Takahashi, H.; Sasai, K.; Kitagata, G.; Kim, H.-M.; Kinoshita, T. Priority-Based Hierarchical Operational Management for Multiagent-Based Microgrids. Energies 2014, 7, 2051-2078.

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