DiSC-OPAL: A Simulation Framework For Real-time Assessment of Distribution Grids

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Abstract

Smart grid functionalities require developing, testing
and verification of complex systems in a realistic environment
that captures the three main domains: Control, ICT, and Electrical
Grid. Real-time simulations that can support hardware
in the loop methods have a pivotal role for modeling of such
systems. The simulation tool should be able to model Electrical
Grid and flexible assets with different time scales and resolution
levels fulfilling specific functionalities. In this paper DiSC-OPAL,
an OPAL-RT compatible toolbox library for modelling of assets
is presented. The library is suitable for demand response
and power/energy management applications. To demonstrate
its functionality and usage, active power management scenario
in real-time environment coupled with communication network
emulation is outlined.
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Smart grid functionalities require developing, testing
and verification of complex systems in a realistic environment
that captures the three main domains: Control, ICT, and Electrical
Grid. Real-time simulations that can support hardware
in the loop methods have a pivotal role for modeling of such
systems. The simulation tool should be able to model Electrical
Grid and flexible assets with different time scales and resolution
levels fulfilling specific functionalities. In this paper DiSC-OPAL,
an OPAL-RT compatible toolbox library for modelling of assets
is presented. The library is suitable for demand response
and power/energy management applications. To demonstrate
its functionality and usage, active power management scenario
in real-time environment coupled with communication network
emulation is outlined.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 Workshop on Modeling and Simulation of Cyber-Physical Energy Systems (MSCPES)
Number of pages5
PublisherIEEE
Publication date21 Apr 2017
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5090-6439-7
DOI
StatePublished - 21 Apr 2017
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes
Event2017 Workshop on Modeling and Simulation of Cyber-Physical Energy Systems - Pittsburgh, United States
Duration: 21 Apr 2017 → …

Workshop

Workshop2017 Workshop on Modeling and Simulation of Cyber-Physical Energy Systems
LandUnited States
ByPittsburgh
Periode21/04/2017 → …
SeriesWorkshop on Modeling and Simulation of Cyber-Physical Energy Systems (MSCPES)

    Research areas

  • hardware-in-the-loop (HIL), model-based design (MBD), power system simulation, rapid control prototyping (RCP), real-time simulation, software-in-the-loop (SIL), Power Communication Co-Simulation.

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