A plug and play artificial intelligent architecture for smart local energy systems integration

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For smart local energy systems (SLES) to be truly 'smart' they must be capable of managing complex interactions between data, users and the physical devices which make up the network, while also meeting the key criteria of flexibility, scalability, and reusability.

To investigate the potential for Plug and Play Artificial Intelligence techniques to help in meeting these aims, a Multi-Agent Systems approach was taken to facilitate the trading of energy between a range of simulated SLES units. This solution was successfully deployed on top of the existing control system for each of these units.

The testing results look promising, with multi-agent systems being a good fit for the implementation of SLES functionality.
Original languageEnglish
Place of Publication[S.I.]
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781909522923
Publication statusPublished - 18 Oct 2021


  • artificial intelligence
  • energy system integration
  • local energy systems

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