Agents for Renewables Demonstration
The "Intelligent Software Agents for Distribution Management and the Integration of Storage and Renewables" project was successfully completed in June 2011. This project is the latest of three
successful California Energy Commission funded projects involving the use of intelligent software agent technology. In the first two projects intelligent software agents were successfully used to manage the operation of
distributed energy resources (DER) in response to dynamic electric rates. The overall objective of this latest intelligent agent based project was to demonstrate that applying agent technology
could expand the potential delivery of renewable energy through integration with storage technology and improved management of existing transmission facilities. More specifically, the project objective
was to address increased delivery of wind generation resources located in the Tehachapi wind resource area in California.
Successful integration of renewable resources into the evolving California "Smart Grid" is essential to California's continued leadership in adopting renewable energy resources. This successful project
represents an important step in demonstrating the important role that intelligent agent technology can play in that process.