Comparison of Power Hardware-in-the-Loop Approaches for the Testing of Smart Grid Controls
AbstractThe fundamental changes in the energy sector, due to the rise of renewable energy resources and the possibilities of the digitalisation process, result in the demand for new methodologies for testing Smart Grid concepts and control strategies. Using the Power Hardware-in-the-Loop (PHIL) methodology is one of the key elements for such evaluations. PHIL and other in-the-loop concepts cannot be considered as plug’n’play and, for a wider adoption, the obstacles have to be reduced. This paper presents the comparison of two different setups for the evaluation of components and systems focused on undisturbed operational conditions. The first setup is a conventional PHIL setup and the second is a simplified setup based on a quasi-dynamic PHIL (QDPHIL) approach which involves fast and continuously steady state load flow calculations. A case study which analyses a simple superimposed voltage control algorithm gives an example for the actual usage of the quasi-dynamic setup. Furthermore, this article also provides a comparison and discussion of the achieved results with the two setups and it concludes with an outlook about further research. View Full-Text
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Ebe, F.; Idlbi, B.; Stakic, D.E.; Chen, S.; Kondzialka, C.; Casel, M.; Heilscher, G.; Seitl, C.; Bründlinger, R.; Strasser, T.I. Comparison of Power Hardware-in-the-Loop Approaches for the Testing of Smart Grid Controls. Energies 2018, 11, 3381.
Ebe F, Idlbi B, Stakic DE, Chen S, Kondzialka C, Casel M, Heilscher G, Seitl C, Bründlinger R, Strasser TI. Comparison of Power Hardware-in-the-Loop Approaches for the Testing of Smart Grid Controls. Energies. 2018; 11(12):3381.Chicago/Turabian Style
Ebe, Falko; Idlbi, Basem; Stakic, David E.; Chen, Shuo; Kondzialka, Christoph; Casel, Matthias; Heilscher, Gerd; Seitl, Christian; Bründlinger, Roland; Strasser, Thomas I. 2018. "Comparison of Power Hardware-in-the-Loop Approaches for the Testing of Smart Grid Controls." Energies 11, no. 12: 3381.
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