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Title: Open-source framework for power system transmission and distribution dynamics co-simulation

Abstract

The promise of the smart grid entails more interactions between the transmission and distribution networks, and there is an immediate need for tools to provide the comprehensive modelling and simulation required to integrate operations at both transmission and distribution levels. Existing electromagnetic transient simulators can perform simulations with integration of transmission and distribution systems, but the computational burden is high for large-scale system analysis. For transient stability analysis, currently there are only separate tools for simulating transient dynamics of the transmission and distribution systems. In this paper, we introduce an open source co-simulation framework “Framework for Network Co-Simulation” (FNCS), together with the decoupled simulation approach that links existing transmission and distribution dynamic simulators through FNCS. FNCS is a middleware interface and framework that manages the interaction and synchronization of the transmission and distribution simulators. Preliminary testing results show the validity and capability of the proposed open-source co-simulation framework and the decoupled co-simulation methodology.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1398187
Report Number(s):
PNNL-SA-126946
Journal ID: ISSN 1751-8687; SL0300000
DOE Contract Number:
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: IET Generation, Transmission, & Distribution; Journal Volume: 11; Journal Issue: 12
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Huang, Renke, Fan, Rui, Daily, Jeff, Fisher, Andrew, and Fuller, Jason. Open-source framework for power system transmission and distribution dynamics co-simulation. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1049/iet-gtd.2016.1556.
Huang, Renke, Fan, Rui, Daily, Jeff, Fisher, Andrew, & Fuller, Jason. Open-source framework for power system transmission and distribution dynamics co-simulation. United States. doi:10.1049/iet-gtd.2016.1556.
Huang, Renke, Fan, Rui, Daily, Jeff, Fisher, Andrew, and Fuller, Jason. Tue . "Open-source framework for power system transmission and distribution dynamics co-simulation". United States. doi:10.1049/iet-gtd.2016.1556.
@article{osti_1398187,
title = {Open-source framework for power system transmission and distribution dynamics co-simulation},
author = {Huang, Renke and Fan, Rui and Daily, Jeff and Fisher, Andrew and Fuller, Jason},
abstractNote = {The promise of the smart grid entails more interactions between the transmission and distribution networks, and there is an immediate need for tools to provide the comprehensive modelling and simulation required to integrate operations at both transmission and distribution levels. Existing electromagnetic transient simulators can perform simulations with integration of transmission and distribution systems, but the computational burden is high for large-scale system analysis. For transient stability analysis, currently there are only separate tools for simulating transient dynamics of the transmission and distribution systems. In this paper, we introduce an open source co-simulation framework “Framework for Network Co-Simulation” (FNCS), together with the decoupled simulation approach that links existing transmission and distribution dynamic simulators through FNCS. FNCS is a middleware interface and framework that manages the interaction and synchronization of the transmission and distribution simulators. Preliminary testing results show the validity and capability of the proposed open-source co-simulation framework and the decoupled co-simulation methodology.},
doi = {10.1049/iet-gtd.2016.1556},
journal = {IET Generation, Transmission, & Distribution},
number = 12,
volume = 11,
place = {United States},
year = {Tue Jun 27 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Tue Jun 27 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
}