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New Smart Grids Study Results from Technical University Described (Power Management Method for Large Ports With Multi-agent Systems)

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2019 MAR 20 (NewsRx) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Energy Daily News -- Investigators discuss new findings in Energy - Smart Grids. According to news reporting originating from Khania, Greece, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, “Full electrification and intelligent energy networks compose a very promising solution for the improvement of the efficiency of large ports. Ports comprise a large number of flexible electric loads like refrigerated containers, electric vehicles, electric shore power supplies to ships at berth etc.”

Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from Technical University, “Smart grids can provide efficient solutions to maximize the flexibility of port power demand and increase at the same time the efficiency of the port power system. In this paper, it is shown that the model of a large port comprises a very large number of decision variables and constraints. Therefore, port operation optimization becomes extremely difficult with conventional methods. The main goal of this paper is to propose an innovative power management method based on multi-agent systems that achieves the above targets. To the best of the authors’ knowledge this problem has not been tackled so far.”

According to the news editors, the research concluded: “The proposed method is applied to a realistic case study of a large port comprising thousands of flexible loads and evaluated by detailed simulations.”

For more information on this research see: Power Management Method for Large Ports With Multi-agent Systems. IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, 2019;10(2):1259-1268. IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid can be contacted at: Ieee-Inst Electrical Electronics Engineers Inc, 445 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, NJ 08855-4141, USA. (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers -; IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid -

The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting F.D. Kanellos, Technical Univ Crete, Dept. of Prod Engn & Management, Khania 73100, Greece. Additional authors for this research include E.S.M. Volanis and N.D. Hatziargyriou.

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