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A Hardware-in-Loop Simulation of DC Microgrid using Multi-Agent Systems

List of Authors: Diana Rwegasira, Imed Ben Dhaou, Aron Kondoro, Amleset Kelati, Nerey Mvungi, Hannu Tenhunen
Publication year: 2018
Book title *: FRUCT 2018 : Proceedings of the 22nd Conference of Open Innovations Association
ISBN: 978-952-68653-4-8
ISSN: 2305-7254


Smart-grid is a complex system that incorporates distributed control, communication, optimization, and management functions in addition to the legacy functions such as generation, storage, and control. The design and test of new smart-grid algorithms require an efficient simulator. Agentbased simulation platforms are the most popular tools that work well in the control and monitoring functionalities of the power electric network such as the microgrid. Most existing simulation tools necessitate either simulated or static data. In this paper, we propose a hardware-in-loop simulator for dc-microgrid. The simulator reads the power generated by the PV panels and the battery SoC using Raspberry PI. A physical agent that runs on Raspberry PI sends the real-time data to a dc-microgrid simulator that runs on a PC. As a proof of concept, we implemented a load-shedding algorithm using the proposed system.

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