Information Technologies in Environmental Engineering
Considering future energy supply infrastructures, distributed energy resources like micro-combined heat and power or photovoltaic plants are expected to increasingly pervade the public power grid. For supply companies, such decentralised power generation capacities provide the beneficial potential to cover demand peak loads of electrical power on level of the public grid by means of a systematic operation of the distrib-uted components.
The following work presents MACE, an agent-based control system for distributed energy resources in low voltage power grids. To level the global load progression of a given cluster, agents coordinate power gen-eration and consumption of the underlying households by means of supply-demand-matching. In conclusion, an evaluation based on different simula-tion scenarios shows that the described technique is suitable for covering peak loads on level of the public grid.