Hardware-in-the-Loop co-simulation of distribution Grid for demand response

Sergi Rotger-Griful, Spyros Chatzivasileiadis, Rune Hylsberg Jacobsen, Emma M. Stewart, Javier Matanza Domingo, Michael Wetter
2016 2016 Power Systems Computation Conference (PSCC)  
In modern power systems, co-simulation is proposed as an enabler for analyzing the interactions between disparate systems. This paper introduces the co-simulation platform Virtual Grid Integration Laboratory (VirGIL) including Hardware-inthe-Loop testing, and demonstrates its potential to assess demand response strategies. VirGIL is based on a modular architecture using the Functional Mock-up Interface industrial standard to integrate new simulators. VirGIL combines state-of-the-art simulators
more » ... the-art simulators in power systems, communications, buildings, and control. In this work, VirGIL is extended with a Hardware-inthe-Loop component to control the ventilation system of a real 12-story building in Denmark. VirGIL capabilities are illustrated in three scenarios: load following, primary reserves and load following aggregation. Experimental results show that the system can track one minute changing signals and it can provide primary reserves for up-regulation. Furthermore, the potential of aggregating several ventilation systems is evaluated considering the impact at distribution grid level and the communications protocol effect.
doi:10.1109/pscc.2016.7540828 dblp:conf/pscc/Rotger-GrifulCJ16 fatcat:mvkd5enj65eqfctdc2zrs6tacq