GRENAD, a Modular and Generic Smart-Grid Framework
Sylvain Ductor, Jesus-Javier Gil-Quijano, Nicolas Stefanovitch, Pierrick Roger Mele
Citation: Proceedings of the 2015 Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems, M. Ganzha, L. Maciaszek, M. Paprzycki (eds). ACSIS, Vol. 5, pages 1781–1792 (2015)
Abstract. We present in this paper GRENAD, a Multi-Agent System based framework for the simulation and piloting of power-grids and particularly smart-grids. Exploiting a component-based approach, it allows a flexible design of complex smart-grid applications by providing a generic canvas where extensible, modular and reusable components, defined on the basis of their functionalities, can be easily combined and connected. Thanks to Multi-Agent approach, a set of such components can naturally be integrated into a coherent economical agent. GRENAD makes no assumption on the energy definition and eases the development of MAS control algorithms for smart-grids. The level of details of the energy-related information is controllable and this information is computed either through internal physical models or by interfacing with external simulators. We present here our model, illustrate its features with a rich example which exhibits its genericity, and demonstrate how a coordination protocol can easily be integrated to it.