A Test and Validation Approach for the Standard-Based Implementation of Intelligent Electronic Devices in Smart Grids

  • Thomas Strasser
  • Filip Andren
  • Matthias Stifter
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6867)

Abstract

Availability and functionality of reliable and efficient electric energy systems are pre-requisites for economic and social welfare. The continuous growth of electric energy consumption as well as the upcoming large-scale integration of distributed and renewable energy production units (e.g. photovoltaic system, wind turbines, etc.), result in a more and more complex electric network. Current developments in the power and energy distribution domain lead to active distribution networks (i.e. Smart Grids) to overcome limitations and shortcomings of actual approaches. Several standardisation bodies, international organisations and various projects state that one major precondition for the realisation of the vision Smart Grids is the implementation of intelligent devices. In order to realise such intelligent devices several topics (e.g. communication, control, safety, etc.) have to be taken into account. A key topic in the area of Smart Grids development is the standardisation issue. In order to develop interoperable solutions international standards have to be taken into account. The main scope of this work is to discuss a simulation-based validation approach for testing and validating standard-based implementations of intelligent devices in Smart Grids.

Keywords

Distributed Intelligent Control Intelligent Electronic Device (IED) Smart Grids IEC 61499 IEC 61850 Simulation Controller-Hardware-in-the-Loop (CHIL) Standards 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas Strasser
    • 1
  • Filip Andren
    • 1
  • Matthias Stifter
    • 1
  1. 1.Energy Department—Electric Energy SystemsAIT Austrian Institute of TechnologyViennaAustria

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