Self-Managed Dynamic Institutions in Power Grids

Self-Managed Dynamic Institutions in Power Grids

Self-Managed Dynamic Institutions in Power Grids
Self-Managed Dynamic Institutions in Power Grids

Self-Managed Dynamic Institutions in Power Grids: Sharing the Cost of Reliability

  • Thema: products and services
  • Onderwerp: SG: Markets

This project studies control structures that can be used to shape dynamic self-managing institutions of agents. The primary aim is to explore the potential and implications of decentralized agent-based self-management in power grids.

The underlying mechanisms by which effective system configurations can be discovered and adapted are explored. Emphasis is placed on the question of whether the discovery of effective reliable system configurations is feasible without requiring major changes to existing infrastructures and regulations.

Why

An important question In the application of multi-agent distributed control to power grids is whether the discovery of effective reliable system configurations is feasible without requiring major changes to existing infrastructures and regulations. The primary aim of this project is to demonstrate the potential of decentralized agent-based self-management in power grids and explore the implications. The project was concerned with the study of the underlying mechanisms by which effective system configurations can be discovered.

  • The first part of this project focused on theoretical work: designing and exploring algorithms for decentarlised self-management.
    This research has refined our understanding of the use of agent-based management for the configuration of networks of prosumer nodes.
  • We developed a model of prosumer network management as a multidimensional problem consisting of local, group and global management.
    The core problem in these networks is that of resource allocation.

    • In local management, each prosumer node
      attempts to match supply and demand internally.
    • Group management adds the ability to transport goods between nodes in a group, coordinating local imbalances to match aggregate supply and demand.
    • Global management involves the creation and alteration of a division of the network into groups of nodes that work effectively together.
  • Results highlight the importance of understanding the three dimensions together as a whole system.

For the final months of the project in 2012 the project was modified to take on a more practical nature.

  • Work was combined with projects from KIC-ICT on designing a distributed experiment platform to connect energy labs across Europe.
  • This change in focus was made because of the opportunity to apply the work that had been done earlier in a much wider context, and to ensure that the work would continue after the end of the project.

Publicaties

Afgerond
in 2012

TU DelftFaculty of Technology, Policy, Management, Systems Engineering

Contact

Projectleider
Onderzoekers
  • Michel Oey
  • Evangelos Pournaras
  • Sander van Splunter
  • Martijn Warnier

 

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