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Application of Multi Agent Systems in Automation of Distributed Energy Management in Micro-grid using MACSimJX

Leo Rajua, R. S. Miltonb, Senthilkumaran Mahadevana

a Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, SSN College of Engineering, Chennai, India;
b Department of Computer Science and Engineering, SSN College of Engineering, Chennai, India

* Corresponding Author: Leo Raju,

Intelligent Automation & Soft Computing 2018, 24(3), 483-491.


The objective of this paper is to monitor and control a micro-grid model developed in MATLABSimulink through Multi Agent System (MAS) for autonomous and distributed energy management. Since MATLAB/Simulink is not compatible with parallel operations of MAS, MAS operating in Java Agent Development Environment (JADE) is linked with MATLAB/Simulink through Multi Agent Control using Simulink with Jade extension (MACSimJX). This allows the micro-grid system designed with Simulink to be controlled by MAS for realizing the advantages of MAS in distributed and decentralized microgrid systems. JADE agents receive environmental information through Simulink and they coordinate to take best possible action, which is reflected in MATLAB/Simulink simulations. After validation and performance evaluation through dynamic simulations, the operations of the agents at various scenarios are practically verified by using the Arduino microcontroller. These validation and verification moves MAS closer to Smartgrid applications and takes micro-grid automation to a new level.


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L. Raju, R. S. Milton and S. Mahadevan, "Application of multi agent systems in automation of distributed energy management in micro-grid using macsimjx," Intelligent Automation & Soft Computing, vol. 24, no.3, pp. 483–491, 2018.

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