Demand control management in microgrids

This paper studies how the communication network between proactive consumers affects the power utilization and fairness in a simplified direct-current microgrid model, composed of three coupled layers: physical (an electric circuit that represents a microgrid), communication (a peer-to-peer network within the microgrid), and regulatory (individual decision strategies). Our results show that, for optimal power utilization and fairness, a global knowledge about the system is needed, demonstrating the importance of a microgrid aggregator to inform about the power consumption for different time periods.

Kühnlenz Florian, Nardelli Pedro H. J., Alves Hirley

Publication type:
A1 Journal article – refereed

Place of publication:

agents-based systems, communication networks, Decision making, network topology, smart grids


Full citation:
F. Kühnlenz, P. H. J. Nardelli and H. Alves, “Demand Control Management in Microgrids: The Impact of Different Policies and Communication Network Topologies,” in IEEE Systems Journal, vol. 12, no. 4, pp. 3577-3584, Dec. 2018. doi: 10.1109/JSYST.2018.2808940


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