Multi-Agent Systems in ICT Enabled Smart Grid: A Status Update on Technology Framework and Applications

Mohammad Hasanuzzaman Shawon, S M Muyeen, Arindam Ghosh, Syed Islam, Murilo S Baptista
2019 IEEE Access  
This is the published version of: Shawon, M., Muyeen, S., Ghosh, A., Islam, S., Baptista, M. (2019) Multi-agent systems in ICT enabled smart grid: A system update on technology framework and applications. IEEE Access, 7, p. 97959-97973. Available online at https://doi. ABSTRACT Multi-agent-based smart grid applications have gained much attention in recent times. At the same time, information and communication technology (ICT) has become a crucial part of the smart grid infrastructure. The key
more » ... tention of this work is to present a comprehensive review of the literature and technological frameworks for the application of multi-agent system (MAS) and ICT infrastructure usages in smart grid implementations. In the smart grid, agents are defined as intelligent entities with the ability to take decisions and acting flexibly and autonomously according to their built-in intelligence utilizing previous experiences. Whereas, ICT enables conventional grid turned into the smart grid through data and information exchange. This paper summarizes the multi-agent concept of smart grid highlighting their applications through a detailed and extensive literature survey on the related topics. In addition to the above, a particular focus has been put on the ICT standards, including IEC 61850 incorporating ICT with MAS. Finally, a laboratory framework concepts have been added highlighting the implementation of IEC 61850. INDEX TERMS Multi-agent, IEC 61850, smart grid, ICT. MOHAMMAD HASANUZZAMAN SHAWON (S'11) received the B.Sc. degree from the Islamic University of Technology, Bangladesh, and the M.Sc. degree from The Petroleum Institute, Abu Dhabi, UAE, in 2012. He is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering, under the Curtin-Aberdeen Alliance (Jointly hosted by Curtin University, Australia, and the University of Aberdeen, U.K.). His research interests include agent control in smart grid, digital substation automation and protection, and cyber-physical infrastructure in smart grid. S. M. MUYEEN (S'03-M'08-SM'12) received the B.Sc. Eng. degree from the Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology (RUET), Bangladesh, formerly known as the Rajshahi Institute of Technology, in 2000, and the M.Eng. and Ph.D. degrees from the Kitami Institute of Technology, Japan, in 2005 and 2008, respectively, all in electrical and electronic engineering. He is currently an Associate Professor with the
doi:10.1109/access.2019.2929577 fatcat:h5us3dwfpralhfdynv6tp7j2fi