Performance Evaluation of Distributed Energy Resource Management via Advanced Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulation

Jing Wang, Michael Blonsky, Fei Ding, Seth Drew, Harsha Padullaparti, Shibani Ghosh, Ismael Mendoza, Soumya Tiwari, Jorge Martinez, Jose Dahdah, Francisco Bazzani, Murali Baggu, Martha Symko-Davies, Chris Bilby, Bryan Hannegan

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Abstract

This paper evaluates voltage regulation coordinated across advanced distribution management systems (ADMS), distributed energy resources (DERs), and distributed energy resource management systems (DERMS) using an advanced hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) platform. The HIL platform provides a realistic laboratory testing environment, enabling accurate dynamic modeling of a real-world distribution system from a utility partner, with real controller (ADMS and DERMS) and power hardware (DER) and standard communications protocols. The test results show proper performance of the voltage regulation by coordinated control systems and confirm correct functioning of the HIL platform. With this laboratory capability, utilities can test grid automation systems that can manage DERs to achieve system-level control and operation objectives (e.g., voltage regulation). This HIL testing capability will help mitigate risks of potential issues (e.g., instability) during field deployment.

Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2020
Event2020 IEEE Power and Energy Society Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference, ISGT 2020 - Washington, United States
Duration: 17 Feb 202020 Feb 2020

Conference

Conference2020 IEEE Power and Energy Society Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference, ISGT 2020
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityWashington
Period17/02/2020/02/20

Bibliographical note

See NREL/CP-5D00-74594 for preprint

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-5D00-77367

Keywords

  • Advanced distribution management system
  • Distributed energy resource management system
  • Hardware-in-the-loop
  • Voltage regulation

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