Power flow control by mobile agent-based management of distributed energy resources

Kenta Furukawa, Hiroumi Saitoh, Junichi Toyoda

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In a future electric power system, there will exist a lot of distributed energy resources such as energy storage devices, renewable generation and cogeneration in the demand side. A system operator can utilize the distributed energy storage devices to control power flow of transmission networks and supply-demand balance concerned with bilateral transactions. For management of such distributed energy storage devices, a mobile agent which can migrate in computer networks is available. This paper proposes an application of the mobile agent to management of the distributed storage devices for power flow control of transmission network. Management of distributed storage devices is done hierarchically. On the transmission-level, the system operator controls power flows by using a lot of distributed storage devices connected in distribution networks. On distribution-level, the mobile agent aggregates the information about such distributed storage devices and makes chargedischarge schedules of individual storage devices. The mobile agent is called Storage Device Management (SDM) Agent in this paper. A prototype of SDM Agent is developed by using Java language.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Jan 1
Event15th Power Systems Computation Conference, PSCC 2005 - Liege, Belgium
Duration: 2005 Aug 222005 Aug 26


Other15th Power Systems Computation Conference, PSCC 2005


  • Energy storage device
  • Intelligent system
  • Java language
  • Mobile agent
  • Optimal power flow

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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