Towards a design methodology for agent-based automation of smart grid

Gulnara Zhabelova*, Valeriy Vyatkin

*Corresponding author for this work

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This paper proposes an agent-oriented design methodology specific to power system automation domain. The existing agent-oriented methodologies have some deficiencies when applied in industrial automation. Besides, there is lack of models, methods and guidelines for their systematic application. The proposed methodology combines familiar to domain engineer design process of the IEC 61850 standard and design flow of agent-oriented methodologies. The resultant agent-based system is modelled and implemented with IEC 61499. The transformation of IEC 61850 models into the IEC 61499 solution models is guided by the set of rules and supported by automated transformation tool. The methodology has a set of models, their transformation methods and well defined steps that enable systematic design of the agent-based solutions for power system. The methodology is exemplified here on a Smart Grid protection application.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIndustrial Applications of Holonic and Multi-Agent Systems
Subtitle of host publication7th International Conference, HoloMAS 2015, Proceedings
EditorsVladimir Marik, Arnd Schirrmann, Damien Trentesaux, Pavel Vrba
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-22867-9
ISBN (Print)9783319228662
Publication statusPublished - 2015
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference on Industrial Applications of Holonic and Multi-Agent Systems - Valencia, Spain
Duration: 2 Sep 20153 Sep 2015
Conference number: 7

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349


ConferenceInternational Conference on Industrial Applications of Holonic and Multi-Agent Systems
Abbreviated titleHoloMAS


  • Agent
  • Agent-oriented methodology
  • Design methodology
  • Distributed grid intelligence
  • IEC 61499
  • IEC 61850
  • Power system automation
  • Smart grid


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