Smart Grid Co-Simulation by Developing an FMI-Compliant Interface for PSCAD

Poria Astero, Matti Laukkanen, Anna Kulmala, Kari Mäki, Arjan VanderMeer, Rishabh Bhandia, Edmund Widl, Cornelius Steinbrink

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    For smart grid assessment one needs to simulate varieties of components in different software environments. However, the existing simulation tools are domain oriented and cannot fulfil this need natively. Therefore, a smart grid simulation environment has to be established with accordingly accurate models for intra and inter-domain elements as well as interfaces and framework for coordination of those models in a holistic scenario. This paper presents part of the development of this smart grid simulation environment by implementing co-simulation interface for PSCAD using the mosaik framework based on functional mock-up interface (FMI). This co-simulation interface is tested using a modified dynamic model of IEEE 9 bus test system simulated in PSCAD while the wind turbine controller is simulated in MATLAB/Simulink. The results show a significant advantage over alternative methods in terms of a reduction in simulation runtime and compatibility with different simulation environments.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication25th International Conference on Electricity Distribution
    Subtitle of host publicationCIRED 2019
    PublisherAIM - Association des Ingénieurs de Montefiore
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Electronic)978-2-9602415-0-1
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2019
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event25th International Conference on Electricity Distribution: CIRED 2019 - Madrid, Spain
    Duration: 3 Jun 20196 Jun 2019


    Conference25th International Conference on Electricity Distribution
    Abbreviated titleCIRED 2019
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