Qiu, Z.F.; G. Deconinck; N. Gui; R. Duan and R.Belmans: A Market-based MAS Framework for Microgrids, pp. 1-6. In: Proceedings of the 17th World Congress The International Federation of Automatic Control, July 6-11, 2008. At: Seoul, Korea. [s.l.]: IFAC, 2008. ISBN: 978-1-1234-7890-2. International Proceeding (Refereed)
This paper proposes a distributed multi-agent system (MAS) framework for market-based control in Microgrids. The proposed system consists of two main entities, Energy Selling Agents (ESAs) and Energy Buying Agents (EBAs). In order to alleviate the internal complexity of the agent, three kinds of delegate mobile agents are designed. They are issued by the corresponding agents according to their different functions assumed in the BDI (belief, desire, intention) architecture, such as one kind of delegate mobile agent fulfills the function for building and maintaining the environment information. Through the coordination and interaction of the agents and the delegate mobile agents, the energy exchange between the power resource units and the local loads is realized dynamically.