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Title: Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) Simulations for Smart Grid Impact Studies: Preprint

Abstract

Hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulation is increasingly employed in power engineering as more inverter-based generation and smart appliances are connected to the electric grid. HIL techniques allow for co-simulation of analytical models with actual devices whose complex behavior is computationally inefficient or difficult to capture. It also allows for testing of the behavior of these devices under adverse conditions that only occur rarely in the field, but that are important to evaluate. An overview of how HIL simulation has been used to date is provided. This paper further proposes that HIL simulation should play an important role in evaluating new control strategies, especially at the distribution level, that are being proposed to allow for continued affordable and reliable operation of the electric grid with the introduction of these new technologies. It presents a new capability that was developed to enable evaluation of interactions between residential loads and the smart grid: smart home hardware-in-the-loop. The paper includes results from an HIL simulation that incorporates multiple technologies and controls.

Authors:
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  1. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
  2. Kansas State University
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) Program
OSTI Identifier:
1465931
Report Number(s):
NREL/CP-5500-70409
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Presented at the 2018 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting General Meeting, 5-9 August 2018, Portland, Oregon
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION; demand response; hardware-in-the-loop; HIL; home energy management system; HEMS; power system simulation; smart grids

Citation Formats

Sparn, Bethany F, Krishnamurthy, Dheepak, Pratt, Annabelle, Ruth, Mark F, and Wu, Hongyu. Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) Simulations for Smart Grid Impact Studies: Preprint. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
Sparn, Bethany F, Krishnamurthy, Dheepak, Pratt, Annabelle, Ruth, Mark F, & Wu, Hongyu. Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) Simulations for Smart Grid Impact Studies: Preprint. United States.
Sparn, Bethany F, Krishnamurthy, Dheepak, Pratt, Annabelle, Ruth, Mark F, and Wu, Hongyu. Thu . "Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) Simulations for Smart Grid Impact Studies: Preprint". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1465931.
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author = {Sparn, Bethany F and Krishnamurthy, Dheepak and Pratt, Annabelle and Ruth, Mark F and Wu, Hongyu},
abstractNote = {Hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulation is increasingly employed in power engineering as more inverter-based generation and smart appliances are connected to the electric grid. HIL techniques allow for co-simulation of analytical models with actual devices whose complex behavior is computationally inefficient or difficult to capture. It also allows for testing of the behavior of these devices under adverse conditions that only occur rarely in the field, but that are important to evaluate. An overview of how HIL simulation has been used to date is provided. This paper further proposes that HIL simulation should play an important role in evaluating new control strategies, especially at the distribution level, that are being proposed to allow for continued affordable and reliable operation of the electric grid with the introduction of these new technologies. It presents a new capability that was developed to enable evaluation of interactions between residential loads and the smart grid: smart home hardware-in-the-loop. The paper includes results from an HIL simulation that incorporates multiple technologies and controls.},
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