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JRC Smart Electricity Systems

Agent Based Modelling for Smart Grids

Smart grids are expected to introduce increased system complexity due to multiplicity of interacting agents that operate as independent decision makers with autonomous behaviours, goals and attitudes, under constantly changing environmental conditions and power exchange. The JRC, taking stock of the work conducted by Politecnico di Torino (Prof. E. Bompard and B. Han), is developing an agent based simulation platform with several interacting layers (including the physical layer of the distribution grid and the social layer of the prosumers). Additional activities on this front are also being carried out in cooperation with Technical University of Delft and other international partners.