Renewable Electrical Energy Laboratory (REE LAB): Scaling Version of Cyber-Physical Energy System

DESCRIPTION

The growing amount of renewable energy sources leads to wheeling electrical power over long distances and to the growth in power electronics-based generation. Both affect the behavior of the electrical power system. The objective of this testbed, scaled version of the cyber-physical energy system, is to investigate operation and control possibilities of future power systems. This setup allows to change the rotational inertia, analyze all terminal quantities with phasor measurement units, define different operational states and scenarios. With this laboratory implementation, electromechanical swings such as inter-area oscillations after disconnecting a tie-line, changing loads and generation or tripping a synchronous machine can be shown. Based on this implementation, it is possible to study the influence of important quantities such as inertia. This testbed can be used to test PMU behavior, SE techniques, PSS control of WADC.

AREAS OF SPECIAL COMPETENCE

Cyber-physical energy system: Testbed combines electrical energy system with ICT system. It allows investigating technologies behavior close to a real environment.

WHAT CAN BE TESTED

Investigation of RES/BESS (low inertia) impact on power system dynamics.
Investigation of equipment/protection behavior in cases with high ROCOF
Testing and validation of advanced wide-area measurement, control and damping systems
Validation of data-driven solutions - oscillation detection, classification and source allocation

AVAILABLE INFRASTRUCTURE

The testbed consists of four identical synchronous machines with variable inertia, scaled electricity transmission network, resistive and inductive loads, four PMUs connected to WAMS.

HOW TO GET STARTED WITH US

Get in touch with representative researchers from ZHAW EPS & SG Lab via email or phone.

PRICING MODEL

Our services are defined individually based on the services/work contribution requested. Our service offering includes energy system modelling, validation and testing services. The public-level data of the energy systems is free of charge for our ecosystem companies.

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Z├╝rich, Switzerland


Responsible organisation: Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland

Petr Korba
Artjoms Obusevs

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This initiative has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreements no. 646039 and no. 775970.
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