Test your Distribution Automation System
Automate Cybersecurity Testing, Optimize Performance, and Accelerate Deployment using Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) Simulation.
Controller HIL (C-HIL) real-time simulation enables utilities to simulate their distribution power system environment directly interfaced with a large number of real Intelligent Electronic Devices (IEDs). IEDs that can be interfaced with HIL simulation include Cap Bank Controllers, Load Tap Changer (LTC) voltage controllers, Line Voltage Meters (LVM), recloser controllers, substation/feeder relays, BESS inverter controllers, PV inverter controllers, etc.
Distribution Automation (DA) C-HIL testbed can be used for:
- Conducting high-fidelity power system simulation for testing control, protection schemes, and interoperability issues before deployment in the field.
- Automating testing of new software/firmware updates and upgrades on Distribution Automation.
- Integration Testing of Distribution Automation.
- – As a power system’s “flight simulator” by training operators and engineers.
Interfacing HIL simulation Distribution Automation
Control and protection devices are interfaced via fast analog and digital IO signals and using standard communication protocols:
DNP3 and IEC 60870-5-104 for SCADA applications
MODBUS over TCP/IP
IEC 61850 Sampled Values and GOOSE Messaging
Generic TCP/UDP communication
Simulate Distribution Networks in Real-Time with High Fidelity
Time-domain Electromagnetic Transients Program (EMTP) type simulation.
Our small time-step simulation enables high-fidelity simulation of all power devices including inverter-based DERs.
Our detailed library of Virtual DER models allows you to interface your designs with a high-fidelity digital model of the power system executed on ultra-low-latency real-time emulators and harness the benefits of test-driven development.
Invest your efforts into early testing under diverse rare or faulty conditions, rather than running into them unprepared later on.
Use virtual copies of protection relays to validate emergency scenarios.
Validate relay parameters and test the entire protection layer against short circuits, phase losses, overvoltages, low and overvoltage ride throughs as well as component failures. Connect the physical protection relays to your real-time replica of the microgrid on the signal, power, and communication level. Using Typhoon API and Python scripting, execute complex scenarios and fully automate your testing processes. The same environment enables you to conduct a sensitivity analysis of the whole system in real-time.