Abstract: This work presents an intelligent demand side management (DSM) system modeled according to an auction based multi-agent system (MAS). The system is designed to improve the sustainability of energy self-production systems thanks to energy saving features while guaranteeing the maintenance of the user’s desired comfort level. The proposed system is composed of a sensor network and a central processing unit. Each network node is handled by an agent and it is able to regulate the power consumption of a single environment (e.g., a room). The first live tests were carried out within a public building. Results seems promising for maximizing the sustainability as well as the profitability of self-production energy systems.
Keywords: sustainability, energy, demand side management system, auction