Decentralized Coalition Formation in Agent-Based Smart Grid Applications

  • Jörg BremerEmail author
  • Sebastian Lehnhoff
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 616)


A steadily growing pervasion of the energy grid with communication technology is widely seen as an enabler for new computational coordination techniques for renewable, distributed generation as well as for controllable consumers. One important task is the ability to group together in order to jointly gain enough suitable flexibility and capacity to assume responsibility for a specific control task in the grid. We present a fully decentralized coalition formation approach based on an established heuristic for predictive scheduling with the additional advantage of keeping all information about local decision base and local operational constraints private. The approach is evaluated in several simulation scenarios with different type of established models for integrating distributed energy resources.


Smart grid Coalition formation Coalition structure generation Combinatorial heuristics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of OldenburgOldenburgGermany

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