An Approach for Distribution Transformer Management With a Multiagent System

Authors: Warodom Khamphanchai; Manisa Pipattanasomporn; Murat Kuzlu; Jinghe Zhang; Saifur Rahman
Publisher: IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid ( Volume: 6, Issue: 3, May 2015)
Published on: 12/30/2014
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The objective of this paper is to propose an approach for smart distribution transformer (TR) management to help implement emergency demand response (DR) at a TR. In this paper, a DR algorithm embedded in a multiagent system is presented. The proposed algorithm ensures that an instantaneous power demand at a TR is kept below a certain demand limit during a DR event while the impacts of demand restrike are minimized. At the same time, homeowners’ goals of securing critical loads, mitigating comfort level violation, and minimizing appliance’s compensation time during a DR event are taken into account. To validate and evaluate the effectiveness of the proposed DR algorithm, a case study of a TR serving three homes is demonstrated.

Demand response (DR) , demand restrike (DRK) , multiagent system (MAS) , smart distribution transformer management (SDTM)