A Multiagent System for Microgrid Operation in the Grid-interconnected Mode

  • Kim, Hak-Man (Dept. of Electrical Engineering, University of Incheon) ;
  • Kinoshita, Tetsuo (Research Institute of Electrical Communication, Graduate School of Information Science, Tohoku University)
  • Received : 2010.01.26
  • Accepted : 2010.03.24
  • Published : 2010.06.01


This paper presents a multiagent system for microgrid operation in the grid-interconnected mode. An energy market environment with generation competition is adopted for microgrid operation in order to guarantee autonomous participation and meet the requirements of participants in the microgrid. The modified Contract Net Protocol (CNP) is used as a protocol for interactions among agents. The multiagent system for microgrid operation based on the modified CNP and the energy market environment is designed and implemented. To verify the feasibility of the suggested multiagent system, experiments on three operation conditions are carried out.


Microgrid;Microgrid operation;Multiagent system;Modified Contract Net Protocol;Cooperative multiagent system


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