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Fredrik Ygge

HOMEBOTS: Intelligent Agents for Decentralized Load Management

By Fredrik Ygge, Rune Gustavsson, and Hans Akkermans.
In Proceeding of DA/DSM '96, Vienna, Austria, pp. 597 - 610.


Emerging advanced capabilities of information technology provide strategic opportunities for new intelligent distributed services on the power grid. Homebots is the name we have coined for one of these innovative services: decentralized power load management at the customer side, automatically carried out by a 'society' of intelligent household, industrial and utility equipment. We show how this application can be modelled in terms of independent intelligent agents that communicate and negotiate in a computational market economy, with the joint goal of achieving cost and energy savings. Various simulation results proving the feasibility of the concept will be presented.

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Last edited September 20th 1996 by fredrik.ygge@enersearch.se.