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Agent-Based System for Transactive Control of Smart Residential Neighborhoods...

Publication Type
Conference Paper
Book Title
2019 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting (PESGM)
Publication Date
Page Numbers
1 to 5
Conference Name
IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting (IEEE PESGM)
Conference Location
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America
Conference Sponsor
Power and Energy Society
Conference Date

Buildings consume 74% of the total electricity produced in the United States. A significant portion of the building electric load includes heating ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems and water heating (WH) systems. Enabling flexibility in the operations can improve overall electric grid efficiency. This paper describes a multi-agent system for supporting integration, learning, optimization, and control of HVAC and WH in supporting a future smart grid. The architecture supports a transactive-based negotiation strategy between homeowners and a microgrid controller to adjust consumption behavior and reduce electricity costs. The framework is deployed in a neighborhood and preliminary testing is underway. The agent architecture design is discussed along with the preliminary optimization results from the demonstration site.