Cooperative load-shedding control of agent-based islanded microgrid1

Yujin Lim, Hak Man Kim, Tetsuo Kinoshita

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A Key component to future smart grids may be a micro grid system capable of integrating generation, load, and storage assets into an autonomous power system entity. A microgrid is intrinsically distributive in nature. In order to improve performance of a microgrid, a distributed and cooperative control is required. Agent technology is one of techniques for achieving the objectives of distributed control of a micro grid. In this paper, we present agent-based load-shedding system in an islanded microgrid. In order to maximize load management and fairness, we define a control architecture, functionalities of agents, interactions among agents, and decision-making strategies for load shedding. The designed system is intended to lay the groundwork the cooperative and integrated control of load shedding in a microgrid.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)271-280
Number of pages10
JournalAdvances in Information Sciences and Service Sciences
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Oct


  • Islanded microgrid
  • Load shedding
  • Microgrid
  • Multi-agent system
  • Smart grid

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Mathematics(all)


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