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Creating a smart-grid co-simulation by integrating a communication simulation into a power grid simulation.

Aaldering, L.J.C. (2022) Creating a smart-grid co-simulation by integrating a communication simulation into a power grid simulation.

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Abstract:With renewable energy becoming increasingly more common and the demand for electricity rising, the implementation of the smart grid is becoming more and more of a necessity. To aid in testing the smart grid protocols, researchers often use simulations. But most simulations are optimized for either power grid or communication simulation while rarely facilitating both. In this paper, a co-simulation of a communication system and a power grid simulation is created using Mosaik, a co-simulation framework. This co-simulation consists of the demo co-simulation for Mosaik, a power grid simulation, and a self-made communication simulation. For simplicity, the communication simulation implements idealised and simplified versions of existing protocols. The resulting co-simulation improved upon the demo co-simulation by increasing its capabilities. The co-simulation is now able to simulate packet loss, re-transmissions, transmission delays, queuing and collisions on a multi-level network. The co-simulation also produces data in CSV format. Users can use this data to analyse the network performance and identify bottlenecks. The network traffic and collision rate along with the router transmissions and QoS can be analysed using said data. This is a major improvement compared to the simulation it was based on, allowing for a much more intricate and realistic co-simulation of smart grids. This communication simulation can also be implemented onto other power grid simulations, allowing for large customizability. This research can be useful in testing and optimizing smart grid protocols. Nevertheless, the communication simulation can still be improved by implementing more realistic and dynamic protocols.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject:53 electrotechnology
Programme:Electrical Engineering BSc (56953)
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