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Agents Cut Emissions: On how a Multi-Agent System contributes to a more Sustainable Energy Consumption

The journal article: “Agents Cut Emissions: On how a Multi-Agent System contributes to a more Sustainable Energy Consumption” was accepted for publication in the Procedia Computer Science Journal (Volume 10). The article presents a distributed multi-agent system, which was deployed on electric vehicles, charging infrastructure facilities and several back-end servers in order to shift charging processes of electric vehicles to periods with an increased availability of renewable energy. The purpose of the presented multi-agent system is to increase the utilisation of renewable energies and thus to decrease the quasi-emissions of electric vehicles.

Authors: Jan Keiser, Marco L├╝tzenberger, Nils Masuch

Abstract: The Vehicle-to-Grid technology allows electric vehicles to not only procure electric energy, but also to feed energy back into the grid network. However, by using Vehicle-to-Grid, energy literally degenerates into an article of merchandise and becomes of interest to several stakeholders. In this paper, we describe a multi-agent system, which embraces this exact view and maximises the interest of several stakeholders in using Vehicle-to-Grid capable electric vehicles. In order to emphasise the applicability of our approach we performed a field test with real electric vehicles and charging stations. We describe both, implementational details as well as the results of our field test in this paper.

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