A4 Article in conference proceedings
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

Abstract

Abstract—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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