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A Standardised Multi-agent System for Energy Market Simulation

Kiers, R.S. (2015) A Standardised Multi-agent System for Energy Market Simulation. Master's Thesis / Essay, Computing Science.

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In recent years the interest in smart grids, a modernised electrical grid that uses information and communication technology to gather and act on information in an automated manner, has grown. In previous work, the distributed systems group at the University of Groningen has created a multi-agent system through which agents can trade energy, simulating the behaviour of a smart grid. The agent communication however was done in a non standardised way. In this thesis the Energy Market Information Exchange, Open Automated Demand Response Communications Specification and Energy Interoperation standards are evaluated based on the requirements of the current implementation and several software quality attributes. Based on this evaluation the Energy Interoperation standard was chosen as a basis for a standardised implementation of the multi-agent system. This standardised implementation is compared to the original in terms of data overhead. The results show an increase in the order of magnitude of seven more bytes of data exchanged compared to the original. Further calculations show a 70-80% overhead compared to the data exchanged. Finally, the thesis concludes with a calculation of needed bandwidth using a real world example and remarks on the Energy Interoperation standard.

Item Type: Thesis (Master's Thesis / Essay)
Degree programme: Computing Science
Thesis type: Master's Thesis / Essay
Language: English
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2018 08:03
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2018 08:03

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