The New York State’s (NYS) Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA) has established a goal to achieve 9 GW of offshore wind generation by 2035. Therefore, in this work, we present our efforts in developing a real-time (RT) co-simulation testbed that can be used for representing the future grid, in which multiple large synchronous machines have been substituted by offshore wind farms. In our testbed, the NYS power system is modeled in RTDS, whereas the 9 GW of offshore wind generation is modeled (also in the electromagnetic transient domain) in Opal-RT. An HIL interface is implemented to perform a RT co-simulation between the simulators. The resulting RT co-simulation can be used for various large-scale power system studies, such as balanced and unbalanced faults, harmonic resonance, control interactions, and so forth.
Victor Daldegan Paduani, New York Power Authority