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Author(s): Thiago R. P. M. Rúbio
Jonas Queiroz
Henrique Lopes Cardoso
Ana Paula Rocha
Eugénio Oliveira
Title: TugaTAC Broker: A Fuzzy Logic Adaptive Reasoning Agent for Energy Trading
Issue Date: 2015
Abstract: Smart Grid technologies are changing the way energy is generated, distributed and consumed. With the increasing spread of renewable power sources, new market strategies are needed to guarantee a more sustainable participation and less dependency of bulk generation. In PowerTAC (Power Trading Agent Competition), different software agents compete in a simulated energy market, impersonating broker companies to create and manage attractive tariffs for customers while aiming to profit. In this paper, we present TugaTAC Broker, a PowerTAC agent that uses a fuzzy logic mechanism to compose tariffs based on its customers portfolio. Fuzzy sets allow adaptive configurations for brokers in different scenarios. To validate and compare the performance of TugaTAC, we have run a local version of the PowerTAC competition. The experiments comprise TugaTAC competing against other simple agents and a more realistic configuration, with instances of the winners of previous editions of the competition. Preliminary results show a promising dynamic: our approach was able to manage imbalances and win the competition in the simple case, but need refinements to compete with more sophisticated market. (c) Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016.
Source: Multi-Agent Systems and Agreement Technologies
Document Type: Artigo em Livro de Atas de Conferência Internacional
Rights: openAccess
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