Power Hardware-in-the-Loop (PHIL) Testing Facility for Distributed Energy Storage (Poster)

Jeremy Neubauer, Blake Lundstrom

Research output: NRELPoster


The growing deployment of distributed, variable generation and evolving end-user load profiles presents a unique set of challenges to grid operators responsible for providing reliable and high quality electrical service. Mass deployment of distributed energy storage systems (DESS) has the potential to solve many of the associated integration issues while offering reliability and energy securitybenefits other solutions cannot. However, tools to develop, optimize, and validate DESS control strategies and hardware are in short supply. To fill this gap, NREL has constructed a power hardware-in-the-loop (PHIL) test facility that connects DESS, grid simulator, and load bank hardware to a distribution feeder simulation.
Original languageAmerican English
StatePublished - 2014

Publication series

NamePresented at the Energy Storage Association 24th Annual Conference, 4-6 June 2014, Washington, D.C.

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/PO-5400-61857


  • DESS
  • distributed energy storage
  • energy storage
  • grid integration
  • grid simulator
  • PHIL
  • power hardware-in-the-loop (PHIL)


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