Transactive Energy Management Framework for Active Distribution Systems

Ali Rajaei, Sajjad Fattaheian-Dehkordi, Mahmud Fotuhi-Firuzabad, Matti Lehtonen

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Distribution networks are undergoing a fundamental transition due to the expansion of flexible resources as well as renewable energy sources in the system. In this regard, multi-agent structures are developed in modern distribution systems to facilitate the independent operation of local resources. Nevertheless, the non-coordinated operation of independent agents could result in a deviation between the real-time power purchased from transmission network and the day-ahead scheduling. Consequently, this paper aims to provide a novel framework that enables the decentralized management of multi-agent distribution systems, while coordinating the real-time power request and the day-ahead scheduling. In this regard, the alternating direction method of multipliers (ADMM) is taken into account to facilitate the decentralized operation of the multi-agent systems. Furthermore, transactive control signals are employed to exploit the real-time operational scheduling of independent agents in order to minimize the deviation of real-time power exchange and the day-ahead scheduling. Finally, the developed methodology is implemented on the IEEE 37-bus test system in order to analyze the effectiveness of the proposed approach for the operational management of multi-agent distribution systems.

Original languageEnglish
ISBN (Electronic)9781728176604
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameSEST 2021 - 4th International Conference on Smart Energy Systems and Technologies


  • Transactive Energy
  • multi-agent system
  • distribution system
  • ADMM
  • resource scheduling
  • energy management
  • flexible resources


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