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Title: FNCS: A Framework for Power System and Communication Networks Co-Simulation

This paper describes the Fenix framework that uses a federated approach for integrating power grid and communication network simulators. Compared existing approaches, Fenix al- lows co-simulation of both transmission and distribution level power grid simulators with the communication network sim- ulator. To reduce the performance overhead of time synchro- nization, Fenix utilizes optimistic synchronization strategies that make speculative decisions about when the simulators are going to exchange messages. GridLAB-D (a distribution simulator), PowerFlow (a transmission simulator), and ns-3 (a telecommunication simulator) are integrated with the frame- work and are used to illustrate the enhanced performance pro- vided by speculative multi-threading on a smart grid applica- tion. Our speculative multi-threading approach achieved on average 20% improvement over the existing synchronization methods
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1156991
Report Number(s):
PNNL-SA-100344
DOE Contract Number:
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: DEVS 2014: Proceedings of the Symposium on Theory of Modeling & Simulation, April 13-16, 2014, Tampa, Florida, Article No. 36
Publisher:
Society for Computer Simulation International, San Diego, CA, United States(US).
Research Org:
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA (US)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
Co-simulation