An Agent-Based Approach for Energy Management in Smart-Grids
Highlights of Practical Applications of Agents, Multi-Agent Systems, and Sustainability - The PAAMS Collection
Springer International Publishing
The advances in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) permits interactions among the computational and the physical elements of the smart-grid, and provide opportunities for novel energy management techniques allowing thus renewable energy integration and energy price minimization. Few of the current energy management schemes integrate storage aspects. In this paper, we propose an agent-based algorithm for better energy management in the smart-grid using a storage system. Furthermore, we propose a negotiation algorithm to help consumer choose the appropriate producer which provides him the needed energy at the lowest price. Simulation results show that our proposal minimizes the energy costs for each energy demand and reduces conventional energy utilization.