Power Industry’s Life Cycle Simulation using Agent Based Modeling

Document Type : Original Article


1 PhD student in Industrial Management, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.

2 Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial Management, South Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.

3 Professor, Department of Industrial Management, Allameh Tabatabai University, Tehran, Iran.

4 Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial Management, Karaj Branch, Islamic Azad University, Alborz, Iran.


In this paper we try to simulate the life cycle of the electricity industry using the agent-based simulation method. For this purpose, 5 Agents were mentioned and they were simulated by Anylogic software .Then, four scenarios were investigated with experts' opinions. In the first scenario, it is assumed that the attractiveness of gas power and combined has been reduced and the attractiveness of the other two power has been added, the result of this scenario is the increase in hydroelectric power production, which is not cost effective due to the lack of water resources for the country. In the second scenario, with the arrival of a new technology, the household consumer decreased by 40%, and hydro and steam power with a capacity of 40% were working in the power generation cycle, the result of this scenario is the reduction of fuel consumption and also the shortage of electricity produced relative to the electricity consumption. In the third scenario, it is assumed that the consumption rate of all consumer factors has decreased, which results in the lack of investor factor investment. the fourth scenario assumes that all consumers' consumption is constant, as well as keeping the attractiveness developed by the government steady. As a result, the capacity of electricity generation has increased, but we are still facing power shortages.


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