Towards Scalable FMI-based Co-simulation of Wind Energy Systems Using PowerFactory

Arjen van der Meer, Rishabh Bhandia, Edmund Widl, Kai Heussen, Cornelius Steinbrink, P. Chodura, Thomas I. Strasser, Peter Palensky

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Due to the increased deployment of renewable energy sources and intelligent components the electric power system will exhibit a large degree of heterogeneity, which requires inclusive and multi-disciplinary system assessment. The concept of co-simulation is a very attractive option to achieve this; each domain-specific subsystem can be addressed via its own specialized simulation tool. The applicability, however, depends on aspects like standardised interfaces, automated case creation, initialisation, and the scalability of the co-simulation itself. This work deals with the inclusion of the Functional Mock-up Interface for co-simulation into the DIgSILENT PowerFactory simulator, and tests its accuracy, implementation, and scalability for the grid connection study of a wind power plant. The coupling between the RMS mode of PowerFactory and MATLAB/Simulink in a standardised manner is shown. This approach allows a straightforward inclusion of black-boxed modelling, is easily scalable in size, quantity, and component type.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Europe (ISGT-Europe)
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5386-8218-0
ISBN (Print)978-1-5386-8219-7
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event2019 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Europe, ISGT-Europe 2019: New Businesses for Energy Transition - Bucharest, Romania
Duration: 29 Sept 20192 Oct 2019


Conference2019 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Europe, ISGT-Europe 2019
Abbreviated titleISGT-Europe

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  • Co-simulation
  • grid integration
  • smart grid testing and validation
  • wind energy systems


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