by Colin Bankier, School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, University of Queensland, Australia.

Abstract: The electricity industry in many countries is facing new pressures due to escalating demand and environmental concerns such as climate change. The application of information technology to power systems in order to make electricity grids intelligent is gaining momentum as a means to achieve electricity networks which are more efficient, can accommodate greater amounts of distributed and renewable energy resources and provide demand management. This document presents a project proposal for the development of an open source multi-agent software toolkit for intelligent power distribution to support learning, research and collaboration in this area. An introduction to the topic of intelligent power grids and an overview of the purpose and aims of the project are presented.

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