Hardware-in-the-Loop Co-Simulation Based Validation of Power System Control Applications

Marcel Otte, Fabian Leimgruber, Roland Brundlinger, Sebastian Rohjans, Aadil Latif, Thomas I. Strasser

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Renewables are key enablers for the realization of a sustainable energy supply but grid operators and energy utilities have to mange their intermittent behavior and limited storage capabilities by ensuring the security of supply and power quality. Advanced control approaches, automation concepts, and communication technologies have the potential to address these challenges by providing new intelligent solutions and products. However, the validation of certain aspects of such smart grid systems, especially advanced control and automation concepts is still a challenge. The main aim of this work therefore is to introduce a hardware-in-the-loop co-simulation-based validation framework which allows the simulation of large-scale power networks and control solutions together with real-world components. The application of this concept to a selected voltage control example shows its applicability.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 10 Aug 2018
Event2018 IEEE 27th International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (ISIE) - Cairns, Australia
Duration: 13 Jun 201815 Jun 2018


Conference2018 IEEE 27th International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (ISIE)
CityCairns, Australia

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NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-5D00-72369


  • electric power transmission networks
  • energy security
  • hardware
  • hardware-in-the-loop simulation
  • industrial electronics
  • synthetic apertures


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