Multiple energy carrier optimisation with intelligent agents

Skarvelis-Kazakos, Spyros, Papadopoulos, Panagiotis, Grau Unda, Iñaki, Gorman, Terry, Belaidi, Abdelhafid and Zigan, Stefan (2016) Multiple energy carrier optimisation with intelligent agents. Applied Energy, 167. pp. 323-335. ISSN 0306-2619

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Abstract

Multiple energy carrier systems stem from the need to evolve traditional electricity, gas and other energy systems to more efficient, integrated energy systems. An approach is presented, for controlling multiple energy carriers, including electricity (AC or DC), heat, natural gas and hydrogen, with the objective to minimise the overall cost and/or emissions, while adhering to technical and commercial constraints, such as network limits and market contracts. The technique of multi-agent systems (MAS) was used. The benefits of this approach are discussed and include a reduction of more than 50% in the balancing costs of a potential deviation. An implementation of this methodology is also presented. In order to validate the operation of the developed system, a number of experiments were performed using both software and hardware. The results validated the efficient operation of the developed system, proving its ability to optimise the operation of multiple energy carrier inputs within the context of an energy hub, using a hierarchical multi-agent system control structure.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Multiple energy carriers; Energy hubs; Distributed generation; Microgrids; Multi-agent systems
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Engineering and Design
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA0170 Environmental engineering
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA0329 Engineering mathematics. Engineering analysis
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > TJ0163.13 Power resources
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > TJ0255 Heat engines
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > TJ0807 Renewable energy sources
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK0452 Electric apparatus and materials. Electric circuits. Electric networks
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK1001 Production of electric energy or power. Powerplants. Central stations
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK2896 Devices for production of electricity by direct energy conversion
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK3001 Distribution or transmission of electric power
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK4001 Applications of electric power
Depositing User: Spyros Skarvelis-Kazakos
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2015 12:37
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2017 23:38
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/57818

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