Combining Simulation and Emulation Systems for Smart Grid Planning and Evaluation

emulation systems for smart grid

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Software-defined networking (SDN) ( emulation systems for smart grid)enables efficient network management. As the technology matures, utilities are looking to integrate those benefits to their operations technology (OT) networks. To help the community to better understand and evaluate the effects of such integration, we develop DSSnet, a testing platform that combines a power distribution system simulator and an SDN-based network emulator for smart grid planning and evaluation. DSSnet relies on a container-based virtual time system to achieve efficient synchronization between the simulation and emulation systems. To enhance the system scalability and usability, we extend DSSnet to support a distributed controller environment. To enhance system fidelity, we extend the virtual time system to support kernel-based switches. In conclusion, we also evaluate the system performance of DSSnet and demonstrate the usability of DSSnet with a resilient demand response application case study.

Hannon, Christopher [1]Yan, Jiaqi [1]Jin, Dong [1]Chen, Chen [2]Wang, Jianhui [2]

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Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability; Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR); National Science Foundation (NSF)
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Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
ACM Transactions on Modeling and Computer Simulation
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 28; Journal Issue: 4; Journal ID: ISSN 1049-3301
Association for Computing Machinery
Country of Publication:
United States
24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTIONElectrical power system simulationnetwork emulationsmart gridsoftware-defined networking

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Professor Siavosh Kaviani was born in 1961 in Tehran. He had a professorship. He holds a Ph.D. in Software Engineering from the QL University of Software Development Methodology and an honorary Ph.D. from the University of Chelsea.