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Smart Grid Simulation Including Communication Network: A Hardware in the Loop Approach

H. Palahalli, E. Ragaini, G. Gruosso
2019 IEEE Access  
INDEX TERMS Co-simulation, hardware-in-the-loop, MATLAB-Simulink, model based design, PV system, protection devices, real-time simulation, smart grid.  ...  is generated and deployed in a real-time simulator coupled with hardware devices such as low voltage protection units.  ...  CONCLUSION The need for cost-effective and quick modeling solution for testing and simulation of the smart grid including the communication network behavior also with the physical hardware integration  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2019.2927821 fatcat:dgnj5wwrgbehpmd75zbm76tk4u

Methods and Concepts for the System Level Validation of Power and Energy Systems

Thomas I. Strasser
2021 Zenodo  
The implementation and deployment of these systems of systems are associated with increasing engineering complexity resulting also in increased engineering costs.  ...  entity, a cyber-physical energy system and therefore to cope with the raising complexity.  ...  grids and smart energy systemsERIGrid 2.0 -European RI for Smart Grids, Smart Energy Systems, and Renewables Research EU Energy Transition Goal: Creation of a low-carbon, secure, reliable, resilient,  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.4997936 fatcat:yf2w3eca4jgfxmzfxcbb4z7odu

Fostering Innovation with European Smart Grid Research Infrastructures

Thomas I. Strasser
2021 Zenodo  
energy system – a smart grid.  ...  This presentation provides an overview of achievements, experiences and lessons learned from European smart grid and distributed energy resources research infrastructure projects gained over more than  ...  grid labs • Virtual Pan-European Smart Grid RI 23.03.2021 IEEE Smart Grids for Smart Cities Forum 2021 doi:10.5281/zenodo.4629798 Advanced testing methods and tools • Co-simulation and hardware-in-the-loop  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.4629798 fatcat:74d5tojbafdgpljhmjpj5ftesy

Towards holistic power distribution system validation and testing—an overview and discussion of different possibilities

Thomas Strasser, Filip Pröstl Andrén, Georg Lauss, Roland Bründlinger, Helfried Brunner, Cyndi Moyo, Christian Seitl, Sebastian Rohjans, Sebastian Lehnhoff, Peter Palensky, Panos Kotsampopoulos, Nikos Hatziargyriou (+13 others)
2016 e & i Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik  
Previous work has presented various new methods to operate highly interconnected power grids with corresponding components in a more effective way.  ...  This paper tackles this issue and addresses system validation approaches for smart grids.  ...  It can be distinguished between hardware/software co-simulation, in specific cases referred also to as hardware-in-the-loop [21] , and purely software co-simulations.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s00502-016-0453-3 fatcat:6vjsisuyfrbgxl46iosxfznn2u

A Versatile Software Defined Smart Grid Testbed: Artificial Intelligence Enhanced Real-Time Co-Evaluation of ICT Systems and Power Systems

Minglei You, Xinruo Zhang, Gan Zheng, Jing Jiang, Hongjian Sun
2020 IEEE Access  
Through prototyping and experiments, the architecture shows great potential in addressing co-evaluation challenges of ICT systems and power systems, as well as supporting real-time Smart Grid evaluations  ...  framework to meet different real-time Smart Grid testbed design requirements.  ...  The co-simulation method combines the power system simulator with the communication network simulator to approximate the real Smart Grid scenario.  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2020.2992906 fatcat:atfv4nni5fhobkcrch4o4jvise

Modern ICT Network Simulator for Co-Simulations in Smart Grid Applications

Fabian Niehaus, Bastian Fraune, Giacomo Gritzan, Richard Sethmann
2022 International Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security (ICIW)  
This application shows that our simulator (rettij) is able to exchange data with other simulators through a co-simulation interface.  ...  The current transformation of power grids towards smart grids and the associated increase in the use of ICT technologies lead to an increased attack surface via the communication network.  ...  This scalability in connection with the use of our simulator in co-simulations offers a solution for the simulation of complex scenarios within the smart grid.  ... 
doi:10.34190/iccws.17.1.44 fatcat:qatjwuqz7bgnteaehraynowzmi

Performance Evaluation of an Advanced Distributed Energy Resource Management Algorithm

Jing Wang, Jeff Simpson, Rui Yang, Bryan Palmintier, Soumya Tiwari, Yingchen Zhang
2021 2021 IEEE International Conference on Communications, Control, and Computing Technologies for Smart Grids (SmartGridComm)  
The results show that controlling 30% of PV systems with the GO-Solar platform may provide the best balance of control performance and implementation cost.  ...  The voltage regulation performance is evaluated under three scenarios, volt-var smart inverter (baseline), and DERMS control for 100% and 30% of PV.  ...  Reference [7] leverages the co-simulation capability developed in [6] and validates one function of the DERMS (also called Grid Optimization of Solar (GO-Solar) platform) with limited number of hardware  ... 
doi:10.1109/smartgridcomm51999.2021.9632298 fatcat:xtlamu4g2ne5povsxw4vjdviuq

A co-simulation platform for medium/low voltage monitoring and control applications

Mikel Armendariz, Moustafa Chenine, Lars Nordstrom, Ahmad Al-Hammouri
2014 ISGT 2014  
There are large and complex projects like Smart Grid Gotland that are developing solutions to deal with these challenges.  ...  Therefore, the purpose of this study is to propose and develop a co-simulation platform that allows performing real-time monitoring and control tests and simulations for MV/LV grids.  ...  The rest of the paper is organized as follows: In section II. an overview of challenges in MV/LV grids are presented and LV grid monitoring is suggested along with potential MV/LV  ... 
doi:10.1109/isgt.2014.6816369 dblp:conf/isgt/ArmendarizCNA14 fatcat:h44znhxve5f4jfk36pi47ug5u4

Simulation-Based Validation of Smart Grids – Status Quo and Future Research Trends [chapter]

C. Steinbrink, S. Lehnhoff, S. Rohjans, T. I. Strasser, E. Widl, C. Moyo, G. Lauss, F. Lehfuss, M. Faschang, P. Palensky, A. A. van der Meer, K. Heussen (+13 others)
2017 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
Due to recent developments, simulation-based approaches are now an appropriate tool to support the development, implementation, and roll-out of smart grid solutions.  ...  Smart grid systems are characterized by high complexity due to interactions between a traditional passive network and active power electronic components, coupled using communication links.  ...  As outlined in the paper mainly three different simulation approaches -multidomain, co-simulation, and real-time hardware-in-the-loop -are suitable tools for analysis and validating smart grids during  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-64635-0_13 fatcat:uv5t6adzova4hlc36xwijumsk4

Coupling of Real-Time and Co-Simulation for the Evaluation of the Large Scale Integration of Electric Vehicles into Intelligent Power Systems [article]

Felix Lehfuss, Georg Lauss, Christian Seitl, Fabian Leimgruber, Martin Noehrer, Thomas I. Strasser
2018 arXiv   pre-print
In contrast, controller and power hardware-in-the-loop simulations are methodologies which ask for real-time execution of simulation models with well-defined simulation sampling rates.  ...  This paper addresses the validation of electric vehicle supply equipment by means of a real-time capable co-simulation approach.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT This work is supported by the European Communitys Horizon 2020 Program (H2020/2014-2020) under project "ERI-Grid" (Grant Agreement No. 654113).  ... 
arXiv:1812.09578v1 fatcat:dee2p5er35bh5jlzsjoxkogd2i

A Comprehensive Survey on Cyber-Physical Smart Grid Testbed Architectures: Requirements and Challenges

Abdallah A. Smadi, Babatunde Tobi Ajao, Brian K. Johnson, Hangtian Lei, Yacine Chakhchoukh, Qasem Abu Al-Haija
2021 Electronics  
Although smart grid technologies bring about valuable economic, social, and environmental benefits, testing the combination of heterogeneous and co-existing Cyber-Physical-Smart Grids (CP-SGs) with conventional  ...  The examination for both hardware and software components of the Smart Grid (SG) system is essential prior to the deployment in real-time systems.  ...  As illustrated in the paper [139] "Development of Smart Grid Testbed with Low-Cost Hardware and Software for Cybersecurity Research and Education", the testbed is a useful resource for cybersecurity  ... 
doi:10.3390/electronics10091043 fatcat:n4vdtq7ue5c5bmyfotityonduu

A SGAM-Based Test Platform to Develop a Scheme for Wide Area Measurement-Free Monitoring of Smart Grids under High PV Penetration

Abouzar Estebsari, Luca Barbierato, Alireza Bahmanyar, Lorenzo Bottaccioli, Enrico Macii, Edoardo Patti
2019 Energies  
Considering various types of actors in smart grids, use cases are usually tested using co-simulation platforms.  ...  The monitoring results shows a very low error rate of about 1 % by using our PV simulator under high penetration of PV with about 30 % error of load forecast.  ...  Secondly, we review some existing advanced co-simulation platforms designed or proposed for smart grid studies.  ... 
doi:10.3390/en12081417 fatcat:n5ukjmi6n5e2vpaxsyrfq3tune

Using large-scale local and cross-location experiments for smart grid system validation

Martin Buscher, Sebastian Lehnhoff, Sebastian Rohjans, Filip Andren, Thomas Strasser
2015 IECON 2015 - 41st Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society  
Today's experimental setups for the Smart Grid domain are very time-consuming solutions or specific implementations for a single project.  ...  To overcome this challenge, an innovative concept for a novel approach for large-scale co-simulation across locations (different labs) is presented in this paper.  ...  In this co-simulation study the behavior of various PV systems connected in a low-voltage power distribution grid was analyzed.  ... 
doi:10.1109/iecon.2015.7392820 dblp:conf/iecon/BuscherLRAS15 fatcat:2mqi5a6fhvbijobelc54zc4nse

Validating Intelligent Power and Energy Systems – A Discussion of Educational Needs [chapter]

P. Kotsampopoulos, N. Hatziargyriou, T. I. Strasser, C. Moyo, S. Rohjans, C. Steinbrink, S. Lehnhoff, P. Palensky, A. A. van der Meer, D. E. Morales Bondy, K. Heussen, M. Calin (+4 others)
2017 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
In this context, experiences of using notebooks, co-simulation approaches, hardware-in-the-loop methods and remote labs experiments are discussed.  ...  Traditional power systems education and training is flanked by the demand for coping with the rising complexity of energy systems, like the integration of renewable and distributed generation, communication  ...  In some cases, experiments with real hardware are performed, however with low flexibility and typically for dedicated purposes.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-64635-0_15 fatcat:54ankke5obewtelumz4tivugie

An Automatic Design Framework for Real-Time Power System Simulators Supporting Smart Grid Applications

Eleftherios Mylonas, Nikolaos Tzanis, Michael Birbas, Alexios Birbas
2020 Electronics  
its modularity and efficient use in many different scenarios, meeting low-latency/real-time requirements while enabling further smart grid research.  ...  To verify its functionality, two test power networks were given in a schematic format, analyzed through Matlab code and turned into dedicated hardware simulators with the aid of the VHDL template.  ...  In both cases, the implementation of the network simulation, by the proposed framework, results in a low-cost hardware design of low computational resources and memory usage.  ... 
doi:10.3390/electronics9020299 fatcat:pe7soxwxhfhojch674wxufwwx4
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