Multi-agent based Demand Response management system for combined operation of smart microgrids

H. S.V.S.Kumar Nunna, Amit Mohan Saklani, Anudeep Sesetti, Swathi Battula, Suryanarayana Doolla, Dipti Srinivasan

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This paper presents an agent based market model for combined operation of the grid connected smart microgrids with price sensitive consumers by executing demand side management strategies. This model maintains a non-discriminative market environment among the consumers and generators of the microgrids connected across the distribution system. The novelty of this agent model is in two fold. First, a novel incentive mechanism called priority banking is proposed to encourage the consumers by giving them a share in locally available generation. This mechanism also monitors how often the consumers are utilizing the incentives and thereby updates their priority. Second, after executing the contracts obtained from the market, the loss contribution of each trade to the overall network loss is calculated using a novel network loss allocation method. The applicability and effectiveness of the proposed agent based market model are exemplified using an IEEE 37 bus distribution feeder network with two grid connected smart microgrids simulated in Open DSS and the proposed multi-agent system is built on JADE framework.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-34
Number of pages10
JournalSustainable Energy, Grids and Networks
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2016


  • Demand side management
  • Energy markets
  • Multi-agent systems
  • Price sensitive consumers
  • Smart distribution systems
  • Smart microgrids

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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