Special Issue "Simulation-Based Validation and Design of Smart Grids"
A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2020.
Interests: co-simulation; data modeling; distribution system automation; energy information systems; information and communication technology; interoperability; power systems simulation; smart grid
Interests: power utility automation, modelling and (real-time) simulation of smart grid systems, ICT for smart grids, validation and testing of smart grid systems, hardware-in-the-loop experiments, industrial automation
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Interests: agent-based simulation; distributed computing; distributed control systems; electrical power engineering; energy information systems; multi-agent systems and autonomous agents; power systems simulation; smart grid
Simulations are becoming more and more crucial in the field of future energy systems. This is because of the increasing complexity of energy systems that consist of a variety of subsystems such as supply infrastructures, production, consumption, markets, communication, meteorology, etc. Simulation tools provide the possibility to simulate models of these subsystems. The objective of co-simulation is to combine and run those models in one coordinated simulation. However, such simulations are becoming more and more complex, making it improbable that the user of a simulation (e.g., the designer of a subsystem or one of its aspects) is the same person that develops the simulation system.
In general, sophisticated component design methods, intelligent information, and communication architectures, automation and control concepts, new and advanced markets, as well as proper standards, are necessary in order to manage the higher complexity of such intelligent power systems that form a smart grid.
Due to the considerably higher complexity of such cyber-physical energy systems, it is expected that the design and validation of smart grid configurations will play a major role in future technology and system developments. However, an integrated approach for the design and evaluation of smart grid configurations incorporating these diverse constituent parts remains evasive. Validation approaches available today focus mainly on component-oriented methods. In order to guarantee a sustainable, affordable, and secure supply of electricity through the transition to a future smart grid with considerably higher complexity and innovation, new simulation-based design, validation and testing methods appropriate for cyber-physical systems are required as key parts of the overall design and validation approaches.
Papers that present results related to simulation-based validation and the design of smart grid systems are particularly welcome for this Special Issue.
Prof. Dr. Sebastian Rohjans
Dr. Thomas Strasser
Prof. Dr. Sebastian Lehnhoff
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- Design and validation methods for smart grid technologies
- modeling and simulation of smart grid systems
- co-simulation-based assessment methods
- real-time simulation and hardware-in-the-loop experiments
- AI-based simulation approaches