An Efficient Microgrid Management System for Rural Area using Arduino

  IJETT-book-cover  International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT)          
© 2016 by IJETT Journal
Volume-40 Number-6
Year of Publication : 2016
Authors : M.Veeramani, J.Prince Joshua Gladson, C.K.Sundarabalan, J.Sanjeevikumar
DOI :  10.14445/22315381/IJETT-V40P254


M.Veeramani, J.Prince Joshua Gladson, C.K.Sundarabalan, J.Sanjeevikumar"An Efficient Microgrid Management System for Rural Area using Arduino", International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT), V40(6),335-341 October 2016. ISSN:2231-5381. published by seventh sense research group

An embedded system is characterized by real-time and multi-rate operations define the ways in which the system works, reacts to events and interrupts and schedules the system’s functioning in real time. Typically, the end user does not develop new software for the embedded device. With advances in VLSI technology, embedded systems have become so inexpensive that they are found in most of today’s electronic devices. An implementation of a multi-agent system (MAS) for a rural Indian micro grid (MG) using Arduino has been explained in this paper. The focus is on the DG agents- the distributed energy resources (DERs), load, storage and the grid agents - and the Mu agent which acts as the communication channel between the DG agents to the higher level agents such as he control agent. The design philosophy incorporates the core features of an MAS that are required to monitor and control a rural Indian microgrid. The system has been compacted and design simplified, since only relevant parameters from a rural Indian MG are considered. The Arduino system obtains the inputs from the various DG agents which are then channeled to the D agent after appropriate processing. The implementation of the system has been done using an Arduino controller.


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Arduino, ZigBee, Communication, Control, Microgrid, Multi-Agent System(MAS), Distributed Energy Resources(DER).