Agent-based coordinated operation strategy for active distribution network with distributed energy resources

Shuai Hu, Yue Xiang, Junyong Liu, Chenghong Gu, Xin Zhang, Yuting Tian, Zhixuan Liu, Jun Xiong

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With the development of distributed energy resources (DERs) and the increasing flexibility in active distribution networks (ADNs), the economic operation of ADN coordinating both generation and demand sides is required to be studied. In this paper, considering the electricity price response of DER, a coordinated operation strategy for ADN is presented based on a bi-level agent framework. The DER agent makes their own response based on the technical operability and economic consideration, while the ADN agent will finally coordinate each participant by using the interactive benefit prioritization (IBP) principle. The simulation results indicate that the proposed strategy cannot only reduce the power imbalance but also improve the economic operation of ADN. Moreover, consumption of renewable energy is ameliorated as well.

Original languageEnglish
Article number8654014
Pages (from-to)3310-3320
Number of pages11
JournalIEEE Transactions on Industry Applications
Issue number4
Early online date27 Feb 2019
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2019


  • Active distribution network (ADN)
  • distributed energy resources (DERs)
  • interactive benefit prioritization (IBP)
  • multi-agent
  • price response

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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