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An Approach for Distribution Transformer Management With a Multiagent System

December 6, 2014

Authors: Warodom Khamphanchai, Manisa Pipattanasomporn, Murat Kuzlu,  Jinghe Zhang and Saifur Rahman

Journal: IEEE Transaction on Smart Grid, vol. 6. no. 3, May 2015


Abstract: 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 pro- posed DR algorithm, a case study of a TR serving three homes is demonstrated.