Smart Grid Control and Communication: the SmartC2Net Real-Time HIL Approach

Catalin-Iosif Ciontea, Rasmus Pedersen, Thomas le Fevre Kristensen, Christoffer Sloth, Rasmus Løvenstein Olsen, Florin Iov

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Abstract

The expected growth in distributed generation will significantly affect the operation and control of today's distribution grids. Being confronted with fast fluctuating power from distributed generations, the assurance of a reliable service (grid stability, avoidance of energy losses) and the quality of the power may become costly. In this light, Smart Grids may provide an answer towards a more active and efficient electrical network. The EU project SmartC2Net aims to enable smart grid operations over imperfect, heterogeneous general purpose networks, which poses a significant challenge to the reliability due to the stochastic behavior found in such networks. Therefore, key concepts are presented in this paper targeting the support of proper smart grid control in these network environments and its Real-Time Hardware-In-the Loop (HIL) verification. An overview on the required Information and Communication Technology (ICT) architecture and its functionality is provided and a description of a relevant use case that deals with voltage control on medium and low voltage networks along its evaluation approach on an experimental test bed is detailed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPowerTech, 2015 IEEE Eindhoven
Number of pages6
PublisherIEEE Press
Publication date29 Jun 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 29 Jun 2015
EventIEEE Eindhoven PowerTech, PowerTech 2015 - Eindhoven, Netherlands
Duration: 29 Jun 20152 Jul 2015

Conference

ConferenceIEEE Eindhoven PowerTech, PowerTech 2015
CountryNetherlands
CityEindhoven
Period29/06/201502/07/2015

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Distributed power generation
Hardware
Communication
Voltage control
Energy dissipation
Electric potential

Keywords

  • Smart grid control
  • Heterogenous communication networks
  • Hardware-in-the-loop
  • Power HIL

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Ciontea, Catalin-Iosif ; Pedersen, Rasmus ; Kristensen, Thomas le Fevre ; Sloth, Christoffer ; Olsen, Rasmus Løvenstein ; Iov, Florin. / Smart Grid Control and Communication : the SmartC2Net Real-Time HIL Approach. PowerTech, 2015 IEEE Eindhoven. IEEE Press, 2015.
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Smart Grid Control and Communication : the SmartC2Net Real-Time HIL Approach. / Ciontea, Catalin-Iosif; Pedersen, Rasmus; Kristensen, Thomas le Fevre; Sloth, Christoffer; Olsen, Rasmus Løvenstein; Iov, Florin.

PowerTech, 2015 IEEE Eindhoven. IEEE Press, 2015.

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