An integrated research infrastructure for validating cyber-physical energy systems

T. I. Strasser*, Cyndi Moyo, Roland Bründlinger, S Lehnhoff, M. Blank, P. Palensky, A. A. van der Meer, K. Heussen, Oliver Gehrke, J. E. Rodriguez, J. Merino, C. Sandroni, Maurizio Verga, Mihai Calin, A. Khavari, M. Sosnina, E. de Jong, Sebastian Rohjans, A. Kulmala, K. MäkiR. Brandl, Federico Coffele, G. M. Burt, Panos Kotsampopoulos, Nikos Hatziargyriou

*Corresponding author for this work

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Renewables are key enablers in the plight to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and cope with anthropogenic global warming. The intermittent nature and limited storage capabilities of renewables culminate in new challenges that power system operators have to deal with in order to regulate power quality and ensure security of supply. At the same time, the increased availability of advanced automation and communication technologies provides new opportunities for the derivation of intelligent solutions to tackle the challenges. Previous work has shown various new methods of operating highly interconnected power grids, and their corresponding components, in a more effective way. As a consequence of these developments, the traditional power system is being transformed into a cyber-physical energy system, a smart grid. Previous and ongoing research have tended to mainly focus on how specific aspects of smart grids can be validated, but until there exists no integrated approach for the analysis and evaluation of complex cyber-physical systems configurations. This paper introduces integrated research infrastructure that provides methods and tools for validating smart grid systems in a holistic, cyber-physical manner. The corresponding concepts are currently being developed further in the European project ERIGrid.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIndustrial Applications of Holonic and Multi-Agent Systems
Subtitle of host publication8th International Conference, HoloMAS 2017, Proceedings
Place of PublicationCham
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-64635-0
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-64634-3
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventHoloMAS 2017: 8th International Conference on Industrial Applications of Holonic and Multi-Agent Systems - Lyon, France
Duration: 28 Aug 201730 Aug 2017
Conference number: 8

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume10444 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


ConferenceHoloMAS 2017


  • Cyber-physical energy systems
  • Research infrastructure
  • Smart grids
  • Testing
  • Validation


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