Analyzing the Emergency Restoration Processes of an Electric Power Distribution Network by a Multi-Agent Simulator
Shigeo Sagai*, Toshikatsu Mori**, and Takao Terano***
*Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry, 2-11-1 Iwado-Kita, Komae, Tokyo 201-8511, Japan
**Kozo Keikaku Engineering Inc., 4-38-13 Honcho, Nakano-ku, Tokyo 164-0012, Japan
***Tokyo Institute of Technology, 4259 Nagatsuta-cho, Midori-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa 226-8503, Japan
We have developed a multi-agent simulator, the objective of which is to analyze emergency restoration processes damaged by regional disasters such as earthquakes or typhoons. The restoration simulator facilitates our comparison of multiple emergency restoration procedures to cope with various circumstances of disaster-related damage. In this article, we evaluate the effects of changes of mobile speeds of each worker caused by the road blockades and/or traffic jams during disaster relative to the total emergency restoration time. The main findings are 1) we confirmed that the sensitivity analysis of the total completion time relative to the change of the mobile speed become executable via the use of the restoration simulator, 2) the delay of the emergency restriction could be mitigated by proper restrictions of the road.
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