The Distributed Generation (DG) wide diffusion represents a possible development model for modern electrical systems that can evolve toward smart-grids in which integrated resources management allows their ideal utilization.
These Smart-Grids can in fact manage energy production and loads in a smart way, through appropriate
communication systems; at that aim it is necessary to develop new functionalities for currently installed devices. So designing new devices capable to correctly manage the Smart-Grids.
Enel Distribuzione is spending many resources in this field so it was decided to acquire innovative instruments - real time digital simulator (RTDS) - in order to study the interaction between the network and the devices that operate on it. In fact, RTDS is capable to communicate with several physical devices and it can show the real time behaviour of both the network and the devices. The advantage is of course the flexibility that allows simulations under particular net configurations practically impossible to analyse in real fields.
In this paper it will be presented some preliminary results obtained through the utilization of the RTDS.
R. Calone, E. de Berardinis, L. Delli Carpini, C. Noce, P. Paulon, G. Sapienza, G. Scrosati, 22nd International Conference on Electricity Distribution (CIRED 2013), Stockholm, 10-13 June, 2013, Paper 0444
KEYWORDS: control engineering computing, power distribution control, distributed power generation, closed loop systems, digital simulation