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In this paper, a wide research results upon the potentials of implementing Multi-Agent Systems (MAS) technology on Tehran-Iran power distribution network to gain high degrees of independency, is proposed. This work is in the area of agent-based and/or knowledge-based applications, distributed optimizations, distributed computing and expert systems. The proposed MAS is implemented using Java Agent DEvelopment Framework (JADE), which is fully accomplished in Java and compliant with Foundation of Intelligent Physical Agents (FIPA), also graph-theory-based expert systems implemented, which executed using PROgramming in LOGic (PROLOG), can be integrated with Java Integrated Development Environment (IDE). In order to power restoration decisions, Binary Knapsack Problem (KP) optimization algorithm is implemented with PROLOG. It is shown that, MAS technology's impact on outage management, upon medium-voltage (MV) power distribution lines, makes it be autonomously performing and effective cooperative. Since cooperation becomes more and more popular in software industry, the proposed MAS technology also offers modular, extensible, adaptable and versatile approach.
Date of Conference: 23-24 June 2010