IntelligentEnergy testbed

Facility/equipment: Facility

  • Location




VTT IntelligentEnergy testbed is a national empirical research environment where new technical solutions and products for distributed energy systems can be tested in a multifunctional environment. 


The platform is flexible and can be adapted for various purposes: 

• Flexible grid enables a fast and easy realization of different hardware grid setups

• Safe environment for realizing different malfunctions and faults in the network 

• Wide range of protection functions available

• Fast and easy integration of equipment under test to control system 

• Power quality analysis at multiple measurement points

• Integrated DC grid interface with islanding mode


• Real-time simulator RTDS for PHIL and CHIL experiments with amplifiers for relay testing

• ABB SSC600 centralized protection for smart substations for IEC 61850 based protection and control development with GOOSE and SMV based measurements and controls

• Connection to 5G test networks for various testing purposes including the impact of low-quality wireless networks (latency and reliability) on protection and control of power systems

• Grid emulator (AC&DC) for establishing specific grid conditions, creating harmonics and faults

• Virtual connection to VTT Smart Grid lab in Oulu for flexibility testing

• Time synchronization connection to MIKES atomic clocks via a fiber connection


 Applications and activities:

• New technical solutions and products for distributed energy system can be tested in a multifunctional environment with isolated and controlled test networks

• Testing, development, and optimization of smart grid operation and control

• Virtual connectivity, ICT and DER interoperability

• IEC 61850 based protection and control solutions with GOOSE and SMV communication

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  • Research Output

    • 2 Conference article in proceedings
    • 2 Master's thesis
    • 1 Report
    • 1 Article

    5G networks enabling new smart grid protection solutions

    Hovila, P., Syväluoma, P., Kokkoniemi-Tarkkanen, H., Horsmanheimo, S., Borenius, S., Li, Z. & Uusitalo, M., 2019, 25th International Conference on Electricity Distribution: CIRED 2019. AIM - Association des Ingénieurs de Montefiore, 341

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientificpeer-review

    Open Access
  • Final report: Integrated business platform of distributed energy resources – HEILA

    Mashlakov, A., Keski-Koukkari, A., Romanenko, A., Tikka, V., Jafary, P., Supponen, A., Markkula, J., Aro, M., Abdurafikov, R., Kulmala, A., Repo, S., Honkapuro, S., Järventausta, P. & Partanen, J., 12 Sep 2019, Lappeenranta University of Technology. 184 p. (LUT Scientific and Expertise Publications: Research Reports; No. 101).

    Research output: Book/ReportReport

    Open Access
  • Integrated Business Platform of Distributed Energy Resources: Case Finland

    Tikka, V., Mashlakov, A., Kulmala, A., Repo, S., Aro, M., Keski-Koukkari, A., Honkapuro, S., Järventausta, P. & Partanen, J., 1 Jan 2019, In : Energy Procedia. 158, p. 6637-6644 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

    Open Access