Real-time CHIL and PHIL simulation is proving to be an efficient tool for research and testing. This presentation includes selected experiences of CHIL and PHIL testing of smart grids and microgrids at the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). HIL testing of primary and secondary control of microgrids will be presented in both islanded and grid-connected modes. A testing chain for the validation of smart grid controllers is proposed and applied in the testing of a coordinated voltage controller in a combined CHIL and PHIL setup.
Finally, the HIL testing of a distributed control scheme based on Multi-Agent Systems will be presented. The benefits of using HIL simulation for smart grid and microgrid testing will be explained.
Panos Kotsampopoulos, National Technical University of Athens, presented at ISGT Europe 2020, panel session: “Real-Time Simulation and HIL Testing: Validating Technologies for a Smarter, More Sustainable Grid”.