Advanced laboratory testing methods using real-time simulation and hardware-in-the-loop techniques: A survey of smart grid international research facility network activities

Juan Montoya*, Ron Brandl, Keerthi Vishwanath, Jay Johnson, Rachid Darbali-Zamora, Adam Summers, Jun Hashimoto, Hiroshi Kikusato, Taha Selim Ustun, Nayeem Ninad, Estefan Apablaza-Arancibia, Jean Philippe Bérard, Maxime Rivard, Syed Qaseem Ali, Artjoms Obushevs, Kai Heussen, Rad Stanev, Efren Guillo-Sansano, Mazheruddin H. Syed, Graeme BurtChanghee Cho, Hyeong Jun Yoo, Chandra Prakash Awasthi, Kumud Wadhwa, Roland Bründlinger

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Abstract

The integration of smart grid technologies in interconnected power system networks presents multiple challenges for the power industry and the scientific community. To address these challenges, researchers are creating new methods for the validation of: control, interoperability, reliability of Internet of Things systems, distributed energy resources, modern power equipment for applications covering power system stability, operation, control, and cybersecurity. Novel methods for laboratory testing of electrical power systems incorporate novel simulation techniques spanning real-time simulation, Power Hardware-in-the-Loop, Controller Hardware-in-the-Loop, Power System-in-the-Loop, and co-simulation technologies. These methods directly support the acceleration of electrical systems and power electronics component research by validating technological solutions in high-fidelity environments. In this paper, members of the Survey of Smart Grid International Research Facility Network task on Advanced Laboratory Testing Methods present a review of methods, test procedures, studies, and experiences employing advanced laboratory techniques for validation of range of research and development prototypes and novel power system solutions.

Original languageEnglish
Article number3267
JournalEnergies
Volume13
Issue number12
Number of pages38
ISSN1996-1073
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2020

Keywords

  • CHIL
  • Co-simulation
  • Field testing
  • Geographically distributed simulations
  • Holistic testing
  • Lab testing
  • PHIL
  • Power system protection and control
  • Pre-certification
  • PSIL
  • Smart grids
  • Standards

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