inis 16(7): e5

Research Article

A Proposal for a Multi-Agent based Synchronization Method for Distributed Generators in Micro-Grid Systems

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/eai.21-4-2016.151160,
        author={Paolo Giammatteo and Concettina Buccella and Carlo Cecati},
        title={A Proposal for a Multi-Agent based Synchronization Method for Distributed Generators in Micro-Grid Systems},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Industrial Networks and Intelligent Systems},
        volume={3},
        number={7},
        publisher={EAI},
        journal_a={INIS},
        year={2016},
        month={4},
        keywords={Consensus Algorithm, Distributed Power Generation, Electric Grid, Multi-Agent System, Power},
        doi={10.4108/eai.21-4-2016.151160}
    }
    
  • Paolo Giammatteo
    Concettina Buccella
    Carlo Cecati
    Year: 2016
    A Proposal for a Multi-Agent based Synchronization Method for Distributed Generators in Micro-Grid Systems
    INIS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.21-4-2016.151160
Paolo Giammatteo1,*, Concettina Buccella1, Carlo Cecati1
  • 1: Department of Information Engineering, Computer Science and Mathematics, University of L’Aquila, Via Vetoio, 67100, L’Aquila, Italy
*Contact email: paolo.giammatteo@graduate.univaq.it

Abstract

A synchronization technique based on the Multi-Agent Systems approach, is proposed for a group of Distributed Generators belonging to a Micro-Grid. The Average Time Synchronization consensus algorithm is used. A detailed description of system’s hardware architecture is given and several simulations of the dynamic are performed. Since the synchronization take place on a dedicated layer, different from the power grid one, the proposed technique does not require voltage and current measurements. This gives scalable, flexible and resilient characteristics to the system by construction.