Renewable Energy Management with a Multi-Agent System

Renewable Energy Management with a Multi-Agent System

Wahiba Ben Abdessalem (RIADI-GDL Laboratory ENSI, Taif University, Saudi Arabia), Sami Karaa (Société Tunisienne d'Electricité et de Gaz (STEG), Tunisia) and Amira S. Ashour (Tanta University, Egypt & Taif University, Saudi Arabia)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-1671-2.ch034
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Renewable energy generation (Wind, solar …) is rising rapidly around the world. Energy storage is being today realistic with some kind of variable renewable electricity sources such as the Pumped Hydraulic Storage (PHS). The incorporation of the PHS requires different policies since there are a variety of electric generation technologies that can be exploited commonly with the PHS. The energy management system, the scheduling of the generation units is a crucial problem for which adequate solutions can optimize the energy supply. This paper focuses on the applicability of the PHS technology in the development of renewable energy generation in Tunisia. This paper proposes also a multi agent system that can be implemented to simulate the exploitation of the PHS, commonly with other energy sources: conventional energy, wind energy, photovoltaic energy etc.
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2. Energy Production In Tunisia

Tunisia is the first southern Mediterranean country to start up in 1985 a voluntary policy of energy conservation, particularly through the creation of the National Agency for Energy Management (ANME) (ANME, 2014). The Agency for Environment and Energy Management (ADEME) (ADEM, 2014) is working for twenty years to support energy efficiency in Tunisia, in different economic sectors, to develop renewable energies, sensitize, and inform the general public. The installed power of the national park production in 2013 is about 4425 MW. Renewable energy sources supply 7% of the total country energy demand.

The production of renewable energy in Tunisia began in 2000. The rate of integrating renewable energies evolved 7% in 2013 compared to 3% in 2011, 2009, and 2003. Main renewable energy sources and their proportion are given in (Table 1).

Table 1.
Renewable Energies in Tunisia 2000-2013 (STEG, 2014)
Renewable Energy Year
Wind (in MW)10.56205454244
Hydraulic (in MW)6262626262
PV (in MW)---1.74
Total RE (in MW)72.5682116116310
Total production (in MW)2892347340244425
RE rate3%3%3%7%

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