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Title: IGMS: An Integrated ISO-to-Appliance Scale Grid Modeling System

Abstract

This paper describes the Integrated Grid Modeling System (IGMS), a novel electric power system modeling platform for integrated transmission-distribution analysis that co-simulates off-the-shelf tools on high performance computing (HPC) platforms to offer unprecedented resolution from ISO markets down to appliances and other end uses. Specifically, the system simultaneously models hundreds or thousands of distribution systems in co-simulation with detailed Independent System Operator (ISO) markets and AGC-level reserve deployment. IGMS uses a new MPI-based hierarchical co-simulation framework to connect existing sub-domain models. Our initial efforts integrate opensource tools for wholesale markets (FESTIV), bulk AC power flow (MATPOWER), and full-featured distribution systems including physics-based end-use and distributed generation models (many instances of GridLAB-D[TM]). The modular IGMS framework enables tool substitution and additions for multi-domain analyses. This paper describes the IGMS tool, characterizes its performance, and demonstrates the impacts of the coupled simulations for analyzing high-penetration solar PV and price responsive load scenarios.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Solar Energy Technologies Office (EE-4S)
OSTI Identifier:
1353010
Report Number(s):
NREL/JA-5D00-65223
Journal ID: ISSN 1949-3053
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid; Journal Volume: 8; Journal Issue: 3
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION; power system simulation; distributed power generation; solar power generation; co-simulation; integrated transmission-distribution simulation

Citation Formats

Palmintier, Bryan, Hale, Elaine, Hansen, Timothy M., Jones, Wesley, Biagioni, David, Sorensen, Harry, Wu, Hongyu, and Hodge, Bri-Mathias. IGMS: An Integrated ISO-to-Appliance Scale Grid Modeling System. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1109/TSG.2016.2604239.
Palmintier, Bryan, Hale, Elaine, Hansen, Timothy M., Jones, Wesley, Biagioni, David, Sorensen, Harry, Wu, Hongyu, & Hodge, Bri-Mathias. IGMS: An Integrated ISO-to-Appliance Scale Grid Modeling System. United States. doi:10.1109/TSG.2016.2604239.
Palmintier, Bryan, Hale, Elaine, Hansen, Timothy M., Jones, Wesley, Biagioni, David, Sorensen, Harry, Wu, Hongyu, and Hodge, Bri-Mathias. Mon . "IGMS: An Integrated ISO-to-Appliance Scale Grid Modeling System". United States. doi:10.1109/TSG.2016.2604239.
@article{osti_1353010,
title = {IGMS: An Integrated ISO-to-Appliance Scale Grid Modeling System},
author = {Palmintier, Bryan and Hale, Elaine and Hansen, Timothy M. and Jones, Wesley and Biagioni, David and Sorensen, Harry and Wu, Hongyu and Hodge, Bri-Mathias},
abstractNote = {This paper describes the Integrated Grid Modeling System (IGMS), a novel electric power system modeling platform for integrated transmission-distribution analysis that co-simulates off-the-shelf tools on high performance computing (HPC) platforms to offer unprecedented resolution from ISO markets down to appliances and other end uses. Specifically, the system simultaneously models hundreds or thousands of distribution systems in co-simulation with detailed Independent System Operator (ISO) markets and AGC-level reserve deployment. IGMS uses a new MPI-based hierarchical co-simulation framework to connect existing sub-domain models. Our initial efforts integrate opensource tools for wholesale markets (FESTIV), bulk AC power flow (MATPOWER), and full-featured distribution systems including physics-based end-use and distributed generation models (many instances of GridLAB-D[TM]). The modular IGMS framework enables tool substitution and additions for multi-domain analyses. This paper describes the IGMS tool, characterizes its performance, and demonstrates the impacts of the coupled simulations for analyzing high-penetration solar PV and price responsive load scenarios.},
doi = {10.1109/TSG.2016.2604239},
journal = {IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid},
number = 3,
volume = 8,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon May 01 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Mon May 01 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
}