Simulation-based validation of smart grids – Status quo and future research trends

C Steinbrink, S Lehnhoff, Sebastian Rohjans, T. I. Strasser*, Edmund Widl, Cyndi Moyo, Georg Lauss, F. Lehfuss, M. Faschang, P. Palensky, A. A. van der Meer, K. Heussen, Oliver Gehrke, E. Guillo-Sansano, M. H. Syed, A. Emhemed, R. Brandl, V. H. Nguyen, A. Khavari, Q. T. TranPanos Kotsampopoulos, Nikos Hatziargyriou, N. Akroud, E. Rikos, M. Z. Degefa

*Corresponding author for this work

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Smart grid systems are characterized by high complexity due to interactions between a traditional passive network and active power electronic components, coupled using communication links. Additionally, automation and information technology plays an important role in order to operate and optimize such cyber-physical energy systems with a high(er) penetration of fluctuating renewable generation and controllable loads. As a result of these developments the validation on the system level becomes much more important during the whole engineering and deployment process, today. In earlier development stages and for larger system configurations laboratory-based testing is not always an option. Due to recent developments, simulation-based approaches are now an appropriate tool to support the development, implementation, and roll-out of smart grid solutions. This paper discusses the current state of simulation-based approaches and outlines the necessary future research and development directions in the domain of power and energy systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIndustrial Applications of Holonic and Multi-Agent Systems - 8th International Conference, HoloMAS 2017, Proceedings
Number of pages15
Volume10444 LNAI
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)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349


ConferenceHoloMAS 2017


  • Co-simulation
  • Cyber-physical energy systems
  • Hardware-in-the-loop
  • Modeling
  • Real-time simulation
  • Smart grids
  • Validation


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