Modern power and energy systems are characterized by the wide integration of distributed generation, storage and electric vehicles, adoption of ICT solutions, and interconnection of different energy carriers and consumer engagement, posing new challenges and creating new opportunities. Advanced testing and validation methods are needed to efficiently validate power equipment and controls in the contemporary complex environment and support the transition to a cleaner and sustainable energy system. 

Real-time hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulation has proven to be an effective method for validating and de-risking power system equipment in highly realistic, flexible, and repeatable conditions. Controller hardware-in-the-loop (CHIL) and power hardware-in-the-loop (PHIL) are the two main HIL simulation methods used in industry and academia that contribute to system-level testing enhancement by exploiting the flexibility of digital simulations in testing actual controllers and power equipment.

This Special Issue aims to address recent advances in real-time HIL simulation in several domains (also in new and promising areas), including technique improvements to promote its wider use. It welcomes innovative papers, including industrial relevant experiences, related (but not limited) to the following topics:

  • Advances in HIL testing of power electronic converters: distributed generation and storage inverters, HVDC/FACTS (e.g., testing of replicas) etc.;
  • Advances in HIL testing of power system protection;
  • Advances in HIL testing of smart grid/microgrid controllers, energy management systems, wide area protection, and control;
  • Apparatus modeling for real-time simulation and model validation;
  • Interfacing methods of PHIL and CHIL simulation: improvement of stability and accuracy;
  • HIL co-simulation, cyber-security, cyber-physical energy systems, and other multidomain systems;
  • Geographically distributed HIL and real-time simulators coupling/challenges;
  • Mechanical and multiphysics HIL simulation;
  • Industrial experiences, HIL in standardized testing, and standardization of HIL.

Guest Editors
Dr. Panos Kotsampopoulos 
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Md Omar Faruque

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 May 2020

More information here.

Call for Papers for Special Issue “Advancements in Real-Time Simulation of Power and Energy Systems”
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