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An asynchronous, distributed protocol for DC power management in a smart building


Millar, B and Jiang, D, An asynchronous, distributed protocol for DC power management in a smart building, Proceedings from the 17th IEEE International Conference on Communication Technology, 27-30 October 2017, Chengdu, China, pp. 579-583. ISBN 9781509039425 (2017) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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With the increase in home automation and control solutions through interconnected devices there is a greater interest for the development of more advanced home energy management systems (HEMS). In this paper we propose a Home Energy Management Multi-Agent (HEMMA) protocol to facilitate the distributed optimization of a HEMS. A distributed optimal power flow algorithm based on the method of multipliers is applied to the HEMMA protocol in order to optimize the problem of DC power supply to a smart building. Together, the distributed optimization strategy and HEMMA protocol implemented by agents in an Internet of Things are able to achieve a local optimum to the global problem while observing the voltage and power supply constraints of the DC power sources and servicing constant current and constant power loads.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:cooperative systems, internet of things, distributed algorithms, distributed control, optimization, smart building, home automation
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Electrical engineering
Research Field:Electrical energy generation (incl. renewables, excl. photovoltaics)
Objective Division:Energy
Objective Group:Energy storage, distribution and supply
Objective Field:Energy transmission and distribution (excl. hydrogen)
UTAS Author:Millar, B (Dr Benjamin Millar)
UTAS Author:Jiang, D (Dr Danchi Jiang)
ID Code:123649
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Engineering
Deposited On:2018-01-16
Last Modified:2018-06-18

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