Distributed resource allocation over stochastic networks: An application in smart grids

German Obando, Nicanor Quijano, Naly Rakoto-Ravalontsalama

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Abstract

This paper focuses on an important problem involving distributed decision making, the optimal resource allocation in a network of agents. To address this problem, we explore a consensus-based algorithm that does not require any centralized computation. We use stochastic semistability theory to analyze the case when the communication network used by the agents to coordinate their decisions is not completely reliable, i.e., communication links are subject to a random failure process that is modeled by a continuous-time Markov chain. Some results on fault tolerance and optimality of the considered algorithm are provided. Finally, we present an application of the method to the distributed management of the customers of an aggregating entity in a smart grid environment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2015 IEEE 2nd Colombian Conference on Automatic Control, CCAC 2015 - Conference Proceedings
EditorsGustavo Adolfo Osorio
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781467393058
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event2nd IEEE Colombian Conference on Automatic Control, CCAC 2015 - Manizales, Colombia
Duration: Oct 14 2015Oct 16 2015

Publication series

Name2015 IEEE 2nd Colombian Conference on Automatic Control, CCAC 2015 - Conference Proceedings

Conference

Conference2nd IEEE Colombian Conference on Automatic Control, CCAC 2015
CountryColombia
CityManizales
Period10/14/1510/16/15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering

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