A decentralised multi-agent approach to enhance the stability of smart microgrids with renewable energy

M. S. Rahman*, H. R. Pota, M. A. Mahmud, M. J. Hossain

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Abstract

This paper presents the impact of large penetration of wind power on the transient stability through a dynamic evaluation of the critical clearing times (CCTs) by using intelligent agent-based approach. A decentralised multi-agent-based framework is developed, where agents represent a number of physical device models to form a complex infrastructure for computation and communication. They enable the dynamic flow of information and energy for the interaction between the physical processes and their activities. These agents dynamically adapt online measurements and use the CCT information for relay coordination to improve the transient stability of power systems. Simulations are carried out on a smart microgrid system for faults at increasing wind power penetration levels and the improvement in transient stability using the proposed agent-based framework is demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)429-442
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of Sustainable Energy
Volume35
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 May 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • communication
  • critical clearing time
  • multi-agent system
  • renewable energy
  • smart microgrid
  • transient stability

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