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Delivering the smart grid: Challenges for autonomous agents and multi-agent systems research

Rogers, Alex, Ramchurn, Sarvapali and Jennings, Nicholas R. (2012) Delivering the smart grid: Challenges for autonomous agents and multi-agent systems research At Twenty-Sixth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-12), Canada. 22 - 26 Jul 2012. , pp. 2166-2172.

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Restructuring electricity grids to meet the increased demand caused by the electrification of transport and heating, while making greater use of intermittent renewable energy sources, represents one of the greatest engineering challenges of our day. This modern electric- ity grid, in which both electricity and information flow in two directions between large numbers of widely dis- tributed suppliers and generators — commonly termed the ‘smart grid’ — represents a radical reengineering of infrastructure which has changed little over the last hundred years. However, the autonomous behaviour expected of the smart grid, its distributed nature, and the existence of multiple stakeholders each with their own incentives and interests, challenges existing engineering approaches. In this challenge paper, we describe why we believe that artificial intelligence, and particularly, the fields of autonomous agents and multi-agent systems are essential for delivering the smart grid as it is envisioned. We present some recent work in this area and describe many of the challenges that still remain.

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Submitted date: April 2012
Published date: 2012
Venue - Dates: Twenty-Sixth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-12), Canada, 2012-07-22 - 2012-07-26
Organisations: Agents, Interactions & Complexity


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ORCID for Sarvapali Ramchurn: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 30 Apr 2012 14:44
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 06:02

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Author: Alex Rogers
Author: Sarvapali Ramchurn ORCID iD
Author: Nicholas R. Jennings

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