International Journal of
Physical Sciences

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Phys. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-1950
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJPS
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2570

Full Length Research Paper

Decentralized management of a multi-source electrical system: A multi-agent approach

Abdoul K. MBODJI*, Mamadou L. NDIAYE and Papa A. NDIAYE
Centre International de Formation et de Recherche en Energie Solaire (C.I.F.R.E.S), ESP  BP 5085 Dakar-Fann, Sénégal
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 03 June 2013
  •  Published: 16 June 2013


The objective of this paper was design and implementation of a self-adaptive management system of a set of production sources in a changing and unpredictable energy demand environment. The strategy proposed made it possible to achieve optimal management of the energy resource production of the electrical system facing the changing demand. After showing the need to follow «intelligently» the behavior of different entities of the electrical system by a distributed, collaborative and self-adaptive model, the emphasis was placed on the modeling of an energy management multi-agent system. The proposed model allowed the overall production to be optimized in relation with the demand profile and in function of a cost or greenhouse gas reduction criterion. The flexibility of this model could in priority allow both the integration of multi-objectives optimization and that of information.


Key words: Energy, modeling, complex system, multi-agent system, optimization, multi-source system, greenhouse gas.