Agents Cut Emissions - On how a Multi-Agent System Contributes to a more Sustainable Energy Consumption (Won the Best Paper Award)

AuthorJan Keiser, Marco L├╝tzenberger, Nils Masuch
SourceProcedia Computer Science, 10(0):866-873, August 

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.