Transactive energy management framework for active distribution systems

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

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Distribution networks are undergoing a fundamental transition due to the expansion of flexible resources as well as renewable energy sources in the system. In this regard, multi-agent structures are developed in modern distribution systems to facilitate the independent operation of local resources. Nevertheless, the non-coordinated operation of independent agents could result in a deviation between the real-time power purchased from transmission network and the day-ahead scheduling. Consequently, this paper aims to provide a novel framework that enables the decentralized management of multi-agent distribution systems, while coordinating the real-time power request and the day-ahead scheduling. In this regard, the alternating direction method of multipliers (ADMM) is taken into account to facilitate the decentralized operation of the multi-agent systems. Furthermore, transactive control signals are employed to exploit the real-time operational scheduling of independent agents in order to minimize the deviation of real-time power exchange and the day-ahead scheduling. Finally, the developed methodology is implemented on the IEEE 37-bus test system in order to analyze the effectiveness of the proposed approach for the operational management of multi-agent distribution systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of International Conference on Smart Energy Systems and Technologies, SEST 2021
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781728176604
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2021
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference on Smart Energy Systems and Technologies - Virtual, online, Vaasa, Finland
Duration: 6 Sep 20218 Sep 2021
Conference number: 4


ConferenceInternational Conference on Smart Energy Systems and Technologies
Abbreviated titleSEST


  • ADMM
  • Distribution system
  • Energy management
  • Flexible resources
  • Multi-agent system
  • Resource scheduling
  • Transactive Energy


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