"A seamless Development Process for agent-based Control Solutions in hybrid Energy Infrastructures"

Decisions regarding design, implementation and needed policies for decentralized control solutions of future energy grids require profound investigations that ensure a secure and reliable grid operation. This applies to scientific computational systems serving the development of new control approaches on the one hand, but also for test-bed frameworks being used for the final verification of required functionalities before hard- and software components are deployed in real applications on the other hand. In an ideal case, the developed software artefacts are reused in various on-site systems for different purposes, which would avoid a redundant work overhead. By closing the gap between simulation environments, test-beds and real on-site applications, Agent.HyGrid intends to demonstrate that such systematic and seamless software development process is feasible. Based on the definition and the unifying concept of so called “Energy Agents”, a reference development process is defined. It shall be used as a blueprint for further developments of decentralized, agent-based control solutions.

Agent.HyGrid is a collaborative research project of

  • University of Duisburg-Essen - DAWIS
  • Helmut-Schmidt-University Hamburg - IfA
  • University of Wuppertal - EVT
  • SAG GmbH

For more information, please also visit the Agent.HyGrid Project-Website!

Agent.HyGrid is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy in the context of the research focus “En:SYS - Systems Analysis in Energy Research”.