Priority-based hierarchical operational management for multiagent-based microgrids

Takumi Kato, Hideyuki Takahashi, Kazuto Sasai, Gen Kitagata, Hak Man Kim, Tetsuo Kinoshita

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Electricity consumption in the world is constantly increasing, making our lives become more and more dependent on electricity. There are several new paradigms proposed in the field of power grids. In Japan, especially after the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011, the new power grid paradigms are expected to be more resilient to survive several difficulties during disasters. In this paper, we focus on microgrids and propose priority-based hierarchical operational management for multiagent-based microgrids. The proposed management is a new multiagent-based load shedding scheme and multiagent-based hierarchical architecture to realize such resilient microgrids. We developed a prototype system and performed an evaluation of the proposed management using the developed system. The result of the evaluation shows the effectiveness of our proposal in power shortage situations, such as disasters.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2051-2078
Number of pages28
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Apr


  • Cooperative operation
  • Load shedding
  • Microgrid
  • Multiagent system

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Energy (miscellaneous)
  • Control and Optimization
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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