Sophisticated component design methods, intelligent information and communication architectures, automation and control concepts as well as proper standards are necessary in order to manage the higher complexity of intelligent power systems (i.e., smart grids). In order to guarantee a sustainable and secure supply of electricity in a smart grid system with considerable higher complexity as well as to support the expected forthcoming large-scale roll out of new technologies, proper validation and testing methods are necessary addressing the power distribution system in a cyber-physical manner. This talk analyses the needs and role of Digital Real-Time Simulation Systems (DRTS) in the validation of different smart grid configurations. Moreover, interesting use cases and validation needs/requirements from the two European Union funded research projects ERIGrid and ELECTRA IRP are presented as well.
Thomas Strasser • Austrian Institute of Technology