Toward industrially usable agent technology for Smart Grid automation

Gulnara Zhabelova, Valeriy Vyatkin, Victor Dubinin

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This work is aimed at facilitating the industrial adoption of agent technology. This paper proposes the hybrid agent architecture specific to the power system automation domain. The architecture builds on the logical-node concept of IEC 61850 and comprises a deliberative and a reactive layer, combining the advantages of both. By relying on the underlined industrial standards IEC 61850 and IEC 61499, the architecture ensures practical applicability and captures domain-specific concepts in the agent-based system design. The developed agent-based system was validated in the cosimulation framework. The architecture provides for rapid system development, reducing the software development life cycle. The benefits are in the traceability of the software requirements, reuse of software components, ease of redesign, and direct deployment of the system model.
Original languageEnglish
Article number41
Pages (from-to)2629-2641
Number of pages13
JournalIEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2015
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • Agent architecture
  • deliberation
  • distributed grid intelligence (DGI)
  • IEC 61499
  • IEC 61850
  • power system automation
  • eactive and deliberative architectures
  • Smart Grid


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