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Ontology-based demand-side flexibility management in smart grids using a multi-agent system

Hippolyte, Jean-Laurent ORCID:, Howell, Shaun, Yuce, Baris ORCID:, Mourshed, Monjur ORCID:, Sleiman, Hassan, Vinyals, Meritxell and Vanhée, Loïs 2016. Ontology-based demand-side flexibility management in smart grids using a multi-agent system. Presented at: 2016 IEEE International Smart Cities Conference (ISC2), Trento, Italy, 12-15 September 2016. Smart Cities Conference (ISC2), 2016 IEEE International. IEEE, 10.1109/ISC2.2016.7580828

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Power distribution network management must integrate with demand side management, alongside distributed energy resources, in order to meet sustainability, resilience, and economic challenges through a smart grid approach. This paper presents an implementation of the Universal Smart Energy Framework (USEF) through a multi-agent system and a novel semantic web ontology, which aligns and enriches relevant existing standards. USEF provides a common specification of the market processes and information exchange but does not specify the internal reasoning of the different roles involved. The authors explain the systematic design and development process from the requirements of the energy-flexibility value chain to software implementation. The underpinning ontology formalizes a domain perspective which is coherent with existing standards, and is sufficient for the agent-oriented implementation of the mentioned framework. As well as contributing this model as a web ontology artefact, the presented work utilizes metaprogramming to transform the domain model into a standard agent communication language ontology. The research reported in this paper is expected to lead towards efficient and scalable development of decision support and automation software for smart grids.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Engineering
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Uncontrolled Keywords: smart grid; demand response; multi-agent system; ontology; flexible energy market
Publisher: IEEE
ISBN: 9781509018475
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 19 August 2016
Date of Acceptance: 23 June 2016
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2022 08:57

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