The Danish research project “Secure Operation of Sustainable Power Systems (SOSPO)” is currently being conducted in a collaboration by a group of partners from academia and industry. The focus of the project is on how to achieve secure operation of the power grid as large scale thermal power plants, supplied by fossil fuel, are phased out in favor of noncontrollable renewable energy sources like wind and solar energy. In particular, the SOSPO project aims to develop real-time stability and security assessment methods as well as widearea control methods to re-establish stable and secure operation when a critical operation has been identified.
An important part of the SOSPO project is the development of a SW-platform that enables testing and demonstrations of the various methods for wide-area assessment, control and visualization the project delivers. In order to test the methods under realistic conditions, the future system scenarios are represented in a real time grid simulator that is an integrated part of the platform. The SW-platform provides structured access to any model parameter as well as access to real-time phasor measurement unit (PMU) and remote terminal unit (RTU) snapshots. Having such structured access to relevant data greatly eases the implementation process of new methods.
The SW-platform is facilitated by PowerLabDK at the Technical University of Denmark, which is a new state-of-the-art experimental laboratory for technology development, testing, training and demonstration of technologies within electric power and energy. More specifically, the SW-platform exploits the Intelligent Control Lab facilities in PowerLabDK, which provides access to a powerful Real-Time Digital Simulator, a SCADA system, a full scale experimental power system control room with a video wall and an IBM Blade center for the implementation of the SW-platform and the wide-area methods developed in SOSPO.
This paper provides insights into the details of the SOSPO SW-platform including the technical infrastructure and the platform architecture.
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KEYWORDS: Real-Time Stability and Security Assessment, SW-Platform for Wide-Area Applications,
Synchrophasors and Applications, Wide Area Monitoring and Control.