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Title: Development of Hardware-in-the-loop Microgrid Testbed

A hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) microgrid testbed for the evaluation and assessment of microgrid operation and control system has been presented in this paper. The HIL testbed is composed of a real-time digital simulator (RTDS) for modeling of the microgrid, multiple NI CompactRIOs for device level control, a prototype microgrid energy management system (MicroEMS), and a relay protection system. The applied communication-assisted hybrid control system has been also discussed. Results of function testing of HIL controller, communication, and the relay protection system are presented to show the effectiveness of the proposed HIL microgrid testbed.
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  1. ORNL
  2. University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK)
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Conference: IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, Montreal, Canada, 20150920, 20150920
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Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
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United States