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Towards a Versatile Cyber Physical Power System Testbed: Design and Operation Experience

Abstract

The present trends in the area of smartgrids indicate
that future transmission and distribution systems will heavily rely
on digital and on communication technologies to operate. Indeed,
the power systems are evolving progressively towards what is
denoted as a cyber-physical system. This transition challenges
the classical approaches for experimental testing and requires the
development of testing platforms for cyber-physical systems able
to capture the interactions between physical components, control
and monitoring software and the communication infrastructure.
This paper presents general considerations and requirements
for a cyber-physical testing platform for power systems. The
paper provides also examples of a testing platform specifying
the characteristics of the major components and a summary of
the experience matured in its setup and configuration. Finally,
an example of an experiment on a notional smartgrid and the
related results are reported.

Category

Academic chapter/article/Conference paper

Client

  • Research Council of Norway (RCN) / 296550
  • EC/H2020 / 833955

Language

English

Affiliation

  • SINTEF Energy Research / Energisystemer

Year

2021

Publisher

IEEE

Book

2021 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference Europe - ISGT Europe

ISBN

978-1-6654-4875-8

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