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A microgrid co-simulation framework

Kounev, V and Tipper, D and Levesque, M and Grainger, BM and McDermott, T and Reed, GF (2015) A microgrid co-simulation framework. In: UNSPECIFIED.

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Microgrids have been proposed as a key piece of the Smart Grid vision to enable the potential of renewable energy generation. Microgrids are required to operate in both grid connected and standalone island mode using local sources of power. A major challenge in implementing microgrids is the communications and control to support transition to and from grid connected mode and operation in island mode. Microgrids consists of two interdependent networks, namely; the power distribution and data communication networks. To accurately capture the overall operation of the system, we propose a co-simulation model driven by embedded power controllers. Further, we propose a novel co-simulation scheduler taking into account events from both the power and communication network simulators, as well as the timing of each embedded controller's ex- ecution loop to adaptively synchronize both simulators efficiently. The approach ensures minimal synchronization error while still providing the ability to simulate extended operational scenarios. The numerical results illustrate the novelty of the propose co- simulation to study the microgrid power and communication networks interactions, and the effect on the power stability.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Kounev, Vvkounev@pitt.eduVKOUNEV
Tipper, Ddtipper@pitt.eduDTIPPER0000-0002-9429-6425
Levesque, M
Grainger, BMbmg10@pitt.eduBMG100000-0001-5251-8766
McDermott, Ttem42@pitt.eduTEM42
Reed, GFgfr3@pitt.eduREED5
Date: 29 May 2015
Date Type: Publication
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Journal or Publication Title: 2015 Workshop on Modeling and Simulation of Cyber-Physical Energy Systems, MSCPES 2015 - Held as Part of CPS Week, Proceedings
Event Type: Conference
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1109/mscpes.2015.7115398
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Information Sciences > Telecommunications
Refereed: Yes
ISBN: 9781479973583
Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2015 16:19
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2021 13:55


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