The electric power grid is a spatially and temporally complex, non-convex, non-linear, and non-stationary system with uncertainties at many levels. The integration of renewable sources of energy such as wind and solar farms, energy storage, and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles will add further complexity and challenges to efficient operation of future grids. Multi-agent systems based on distributed intelligence offer a particularly attractive approach for operation and energy management in a smart grid. In this seminar, I will discuss some of our projects where multi-agent systems have been employed for operation optimization, decision making and control of a smart grid.
Dipti Srinivasan is an Associate Professor at the Electrical and Computer Engineering department of the National University of Singapore, where she is currently heading the Centre for Green Energy Management & Smart Grid. She also holds a joint appointment as an Adjunct Researcher at the Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS). Over the last fifteen years, her contributions have primarily emphasized on the development of advanced computational intelligent-based methods and their practical applications for large complex engineered systems, such as the smart grid and urban transportation systems.