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Remote Laboratory Testing Demonstration

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Ricerca Sistema Energetico, 20134 Milano, Italy
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Unareti S.p.A., 25124 Brescia, Italy
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School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, 15780 Zografou, Greece
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Ormazabal Corporate Technology, 48340 Amorebieta-Etxano, Bizkaia, Spain
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Energies 2020, 13(9), 2283; https://doi.org/10.3390/en13092283
Received: 13 March 2020 / Revised: 24 April 2020 / Accepted: 28 April 2020 / Published: 6 May 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advancements in Real-Time Simulation of Power and Energy Systems)
The complexity of a smart grid with a high share of renewable energy resources introduces several issues in testing power equipment and controls. In this context, real-time simulation and Hardware in the Loop (HIL) techniques can tackle these problems that are typical for power system testing. However, implementing a convoluted HIL setup in a single infrastructure can be physically impossible or can increase the time required to test a smart grid application in detail. This paper introduces the Joint Test Facility for Smart Energy Networks with Distributed Energy Resources (JaNDER) that allows users to exchange data in real-time between two or more infrastructures. This tool enables the integration of infrastructures, exploiting the synergies between them, and creating a virtual infrastructure that can perform more experiments using a combination of the resources installed in each infrastructure. In particular, JaNDER can extend a HIL setup. In order to validate this new testing concept, a coordinated voltage controller has been tested in a Controller HIL setup where JaNDER was used to interact with an actual On Load Tap Changer (OLTC) controller located in a remote infrastructure. The results show that the latency introduced by JaNDER is not critical; hence, under certain circumstances, it can be used to expand the real-time testing without affecting the stability of the experiment. View Full-Text
Keywords: HIL; CHIL; integrated laboratories; real-time communication platform; power system testing HIL; CHIL; integrated laboratories; real-time communication platform; power system testing
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Pellegrino, L.; Sandroni, C.; Bionda, E.; Pala, D.; Lagos, D.T.; Hatziargyriou, N.; Akroud, N. Remote Laboratory Testing Demonstration. Energies 2020, 13, 2283. https://doi.org/10.3390/en13092283

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Pellegrino L, Sandroni C, Bionda E, Pala D, Lagos DT, Hatziargyriou N, Akroud N. Remote Laboratory Testing Demonstration. Energies. 2020; 13(9):2283. https://doi.org/10.3390/en13092283

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Pellegrino, Luigi; Sandroni, Carlo; Bionda, Enea; Pala, Daniele; Lagos, Dimitris T.; Hatziargyriou, Nikos; Akroud, Nabil. 2020. "Remote Laboratory Testing Demonstration" Energies 13, no. 9: 2283. https://doi.org/10.3390/en13092283

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