A review: Agents in smart grids

Farhan H Malik, Matti Lehtonen

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Agents are intelligent entities placed in some environment to make wise decisions and act flexibly and autonomously based on their built-in intelligence along with their previous experiences. This paper focuses on the main features of smart grid, anatomy of an agent and the applications of these intelligent agents in power grid to achieve the envisioned goal of the smart grid. A thorough literature survey of intelligent agents and smart grids relating the applications of agents in smart grids has been done. Agents appeared to be the intelligent entities best suited for monitoring, control, electricity market activities and the efficient usage of energy. They provide a market place for electric vehicles (EVs) and demand response (DR). (C) 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-79
Number of pages9
JournalElectric Power Systems Research
Publication statusPublished - 2016
MoE publication typeA2 Review article in a scientific journal


  • Demand response (DR)
  • Demand side management (DSM)
  • Distributed energy resources (DER)
  • Electric vehicles (EVs)
  • Intelligent agents
  • Smart grids
  • WORK


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