Interacting Intelligent Software Agents in Demand Management
By Fredrik Ygge and Eric
Astor. In Proceeding of DA/DSM '95, Rome, Italy. Also available as Research
Report 12/95 at the Department of Computer Science and Business Administration
at the University College of Karlskrona/Ronneby,
The paper is a quite high-level paper written for people with background
in energy management and with limited knowledge in computer science.
Even though distributed computing and two-way communication with the customer
is becoming a reality for many energy distribution companies, there is still
a need to develop methodologies for more efficient energy management. In
this paper we discuss current approaches to demand management, and then
present ideas from other areas applied in energy management. We introduce
concepts such as computational markets and software agents in this context.
In addition, methods entirely based on distributed problem solving to address
the computationally hard problems of resource allocation with vast number
of clients are described. We also discuss how these methods can be used
to perform cost/benefit analysis of demand management.
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