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ERIGrid Holistic Test Description for Validating Cyber-Physical Energy Systems

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Technical University of Denmark, DK2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark
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OFFIS—Institute for Information Technology, 26121 Oldenburg, Germany
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Institute for Energy and Environment, Electronic and Electrical Engineering Department, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow G1 1XW, UK
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CEA, LITEN, Department of Solar Technologies INES, University Grenoble Alpes, F-73375 Le Bourget du Lac, France
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SINTEF Energi AS, 7034 Trondheim, Norway
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Tecnalia Research & Innovation, 48160 Derio, Spain
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Vestas Wind Systems A/S, DK8200 Aarhus, Denmark
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AIT Austrian Institute for Technology—Electric Energy Systems, Center for Energy, 1210 Vienna, Austria
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Energies 2019, 12(14), 2722; https://doi.org/10.3390/en12142722
Received: 13 June 2019 / Revised: 10 July 2019 / Accepted: 11 July 2019 / Published: 16 July 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Energy-Aware Cyber-Physical Systems)
Smart energy solutions aim to modify and optimise the operation of existing energy infrastructure. Such cyber-physical technology must be mature before deployment to the actual infrastructure, and competitive solutions will have to be compliant to standards still under development. Achieving this technology readiness and harmonisation requires reproducible experiments and appropriately realistic testing environments. Such testbeds for multi-domain cyber-physical experiments are complex in and of themselves. This work addresses a method for the scoping and design of experiments where both testbed and solution each require detailed expertise. This empirical work first revisited present test description approaches, developed a newdescription method for cyber-physical energy systems testing, and matured it by means of user involvement. The new Holistic Test Description (HTD) method facilitates the conception, deconstruction and reproduction of complex experimental designs in the domains of cyber-physical energy systems. This work develops the background and motivation, offers a guideline and examples to the proposed approach, and summarises experience from three years of its application. View Full-Text
Keywords: cyber-physical energy system; smart grid; Smart Energy Systems; technology readiness; testing; test description; design of experiments; validation cyber-physical energy system; smart grid; Smart Energy Systems; technology readiness; testing; test description; design of experiments; validation
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Heussen, K.; Steinbrink, C.; Abdulhadi, I.F.; Nguyen, V.H.; Degefa, M.Z.; Merino, J.; Jensen, T.V.; Guo, H.; Gehrke, O.; Bondy, D.E.M.; Babazadeh, D.; Pröstl Andrén, F.; Strasser, T.I. ERIGrid Holistic Test Description for Validating Cyber-Physical Energy Systems. Energies 2019, 12, 2722.

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