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Hierarchical MAS Based Control Strategy for Microgrid

Energies. 2010;3(9):1622-1638 DOI 10.3390/en3091622

 

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Journal Title: Energies

ISSN: 1996-1073 (Print)

Publisher: MDPI AG

LCC Subject Category: Technology

Country of publisher: Switzerland

Language of fulltext: English

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AUTHORS


Wei Wu

Jiang Yu

Jingjing Yang

Jihong Shi

Zhe Xiao

Tinghua Li

Ming Huang

EDITORIAL INFORMATION

Blind peer review

Editorial Board

Instructions for authors

Time From Submission to Publication: 11 weeks

 

Abstract | Full Text

Microgrids have become a hot topic driven by the dual pressures of environmental protection concerns and the energy crisis. In this paper, a challenge for the distributed control of a modern electric grid incorporating clusters of residential microgrids is elaborated and a hierarchical multi-agent system (MAS) is proposed as a solution. The issues of how to realize the hierarchical MAS and how to improve coordination and control strategies are discussed. Based on MATLAB and ZEUS platforms, bilateral switching between grid-connected mode and island mode is performed under control of the proposed MAS to enhance and support its effectiveness.