This paper presents a distributed controller for adjusting the electrical consumption of a residential building in response to an external power setpoint in Watts. The controller is based on a multi-agent system and has been implemented in JCSP. It is modularly built, capable of self-configuration and adopting to a dynamic environment. The paper describes the overall architecture and the design of the individual agents. Preliminary results from proof-of-concept tests on a real building are included.
Communicating Process Architectures 2012, 2012, p. 37-52
Agent system; JCSP; Distributed control; Home automation; Smart Buildings