This paper presents a real time digital simulator based test system as a new method for testing microgrid management system (MMS). This system is composed of a real time digital simulator and a developed communication emulator. Real time digital simulator runs a simulation case for microgrid model and distributed generation source model. Communication module emulates communication functions of
micro-sources in microgrid by transmitting the simulated signals to MMS. The MMS controls operation of micro-sources to control the power flow at the point of common coupling (PCC) and the voltage and frequency of microgrid. A prototype MMS was tested for stand-alone and grid-connected operation
to verify the validation of the developed hardware-in-the-loop simulation (HILS) system.
J.H. Jeon, J.Y. Kim, S.K. Kim, International Conference on Renewable Energies and Power Quality (ICREPQ'10), Granada(Spain), 23 to 25 March , 2010
KEYWORDS: Microgrid, HILS (Hardware-In-the-Loop Simulation), MMS (Microgrid Management System), RTDS (Real Time Digital Simulator)