Cuong P. Nguyen

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The goal of this paper is to present a new and completely distributed algorithm for service restoration with distributed energy storage support following fault detection, location, and isolation. The distributed algorithm makes use of intelligent agents, which possess three key characteristics, namely autonomy, local view, and decentralization. The switch(More)
The goal of this paper is to provide a brief overview of the Perfect Power Smart Grid Prototype at Illinois Institute of Technology, while highlighting some of the multi-agent system applications. The Perfect Power Prototype is supported by the Department of Energy under the Renewable and Distributed Systems Integration Program, which focuses on effectively(More)
The goal of this paper is to model the communication latency among distributed intelligent agents because latency 1) is not zero, 2) is not constant, and 3) can have a significant impact on the higher-level capabilities of a smart grid installation, in particular any protection or coordination functions. Communication latency is considered an inherent(More)
In this paper, a new and completely distributed algorithm for integrated volt/var control is presented. The algorithm is based on a multiagent system, which provides distributed intelligence to smart grid. The voltage regulator and shunt capacitor controlled by intelligent agents collaborate to determine the optimal setting for the entire system. The(More)
The goal of this paper is to present a novel agent based distributed power flow solver for general unbalanced radial distribution systems utilizing multiagent system communication. The distributed solver makes use of intelligent agents, which possess three key characteristics, namely autonomy, local view, and decentralization. Comprehensive models of(More)
We investigate how the three technologies, social media, mobile / pervasive learning and semantic web, may enhance Inquiry-Based Science Teaching (IBST) approaches and digital literacy. IBST may be defined by engaging students in: i) authentic and problembased activities, ii) experimental procedures, iii) self regulated learning sequences, iv) discursive(More)
The goal of this paper is to present a robust survivability strategy for the communication network in smart grids when communication failure happens because (1) communication failure is inevitable, (2) communication failure can impact smart grid performance. A communication failure can be temporary or permanent. A temporary failure is often caused by(More)
The goal of this paper is to present the efficiency and performance of a new ternary energy storage model in the competitive electricity market. Using the state-of-the-art mixed-integer progamming technique, the new energy storage model can be explicitly cast as ternary states: (-1) PUMP, (0) OFF, and (1) GEN to represent the physical energy storage(More)
The goal of this paper is to present a new and completely distributed scheme for voltage control using capacitor banks in advanced distribution systems. The distributed scheme makes use of intelligent agents, which possess three key characteristics, namely autonomy, local view, and decentralization. In this paper, the intelligent shunt capacity agent will(More)
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