A Co-Simulation Architecture for Power System, Communication and Market in the Smart Grid


M. Mirz, L. Razik, J. Dinkelbach, H. A. Tokel, G. Alirezaei, R. Mathar, A. Monti,


        Smart grids evolve rapidly towards a system that includes components from different domains, which makes interdisciplinary modelling and analysis indispensable. In this paper, we present a cosimulation architecture for smart grids together with a comprehensive data model for the holistic representation of the power system, the communication network, and the energy market. Cosimulation is preferred over a monolithic approach since it allows leveraging the capabilities of existing, well-established domain-specific software. The challenges that arise in a multidomain smart grid cosimulation are identified for typical use cases through a discussion of the recent literature. Based on the identified requirements and use cases, a joint representation of the smart grid ecosystem is facilitated by a comprehensive data model. The proposed data model is then integrated in a software architecture, where the domain-specific simulators for the power grid, the communication network, and the market mechanisms are combined in a cosimulation framework. The details of the software architecture and its implementation are presented. Finally, the implemented
framework is used for the cosimulation of a virtual power plant, where battery storages are controlled by a novel peak-shaving algorithm, and the battery storages and the market entity are interfaced through a communication network.

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	author = {Markus Mirz and Lukas Razik and Jan Dinkelbach and Halil Alper Tokel and Gholamreza Alirezaei and Rudolf Mathar and Antonello Monti},
	title = "A Co-Simulation Architecture for Power System, Communication and Market in the Smart Grid",
	pages = "1-12",
	journal = "Complexity - Special Issue: Complex Optimization and Simulation in Power Systems",
	doi = 10.1155/2018/7154031,
	month = Feb,
	year = 2018,
	hsb = RWTH-2018-226822,


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