Developing a Distributed Robust Energy Management Framework for Active Distribution Systems

Ali Rajaei, Sajjad Fattaheian-Dehkordi, Mahmud Fotuhi-Firuzabad, Moein Moeini-Aghtaie, Matti Lehtonen

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Restructuring and privatization in power systems have resulted in a fundamental transition of conventional distribution systems into modern multi-agent systems. In these structures, each agent of the distribution system would independently operate its local resources. In this regard, uncertainties associated with load demands and renewable energy sources could challenge the operational scheduling conducted by each agent. Therefore, this paper aims to develop a distributed operational management for multi-agent distribution systems taking into account the uncertainties of each agent. The developed framework relies on alternating direction method of multipliers (ADMM) to coordinate the operational scheduling of the agents in a distributed manner. Moreover, a robust optimization technique is employed to consider the worst-case realization associated with the operation of each agent. Finally, the proposed framework is implemented on IEEE 37-bus network to analyze its efficacy in distributed robust operational management of distribution systems with multi-agent structures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1891-1902
Number of pages12
JournalIEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy
Issue number4
Early online dateApr 2021
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2021
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • active distribution systems
  • alternating direction method of multipliers (ADMM)
  • Convex functions
  • distributed management
  • Energy Management
  • flexible resources
  • Microgrids
  • Multi-agent systems
  • Optimal scheduling
  • Optimization
  • robust optimization
  • Stochastic processes
  • Uncertainty


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