New Applications of Multi-Agent System Technologies to Power Systems

  • Chen-Ching Liu
  • Hao Li
  • Yoshifumi Zoka
Part of the Power Systems book series (POWSYS)


This chapter provides a state-of-the-art summary of multi-agent system technologies for power system applications. New applications to controlled islanding of power systems and MicroGrid with distributed generations are discussed. A new defense system concept, Strategic Power Infrastructure Defense (SPID), has been developed. Controlled islanding is an important extension of the SPID system and the multi-agent system is a promising technology for implementation of the SPID concept. The University of Washington is also developing the intelligent control system for MicroGrids. In this chapter, the multi-agent technology applications to these two topics are discussed with specific examples.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chen-Ching Liu
    • 1
  • Hao Li
    • 1
  • Yoshifumi Zoka
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electrical EngineeringUniversity of WashingtonUSA

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