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Title: Design of a Large-scale Virtual Power Grid for Research Community

Due to security and liability concerns, the research community has limited access to realistic large-scale power grid models to test and validate new operation and control methodologies. It is also difficult for industry to evaluate the relative value of competing new tools without a common platform for comparison. This paper proposes to develop a large-scale virtual power grid model that retains basic features and represents future trends of major U.S. electric interconnections. The proposed model will include realistic power flow and dynamics information as well as a relevant geospatial distribution of assets. This model will be made widely available to the research community for various power system stability and control studies and can be used as a common platform for comparing the efficacies of various new technologies.
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  1. University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK)
  2. University of Tennessee (UTK) and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
  3. ORNL
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Conference: IEEE Power and Energy Society 2015 General Meeting, Denver, CO, USA, 20150726, 20150726
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Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
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United States
Dynamics; Large-scale model; Power flow; Stability and control; SYSTEMS; CONTROLLERS; ENERGY