Section: New Results
Simulation of Smart Grids
In , we present ASGriDS, an asynchronous Smart Grid simulation framework. ASGriDS is multi-domain, it simultaneously models the power network along with its physical loads/generators, controllers, and communication infrastructure. ASGriDS provides a unified workflow in a pythonic environment, to describe, run and control complex SmartGrid deployment scenarios. ASGriDS is an event-driven simulator that can run in either real-time or accelerated real-time. As it is modular and its components interact asynchronously, it can run either locally on a distributed infrastructure, also in hardware-in-the- loop setups, and on top of emulated/physical communication links. In this paper, we present the design of our simulator and we demonstrate its use with a generation control problem on a low voltage network. We use ASGriDS to deploy a real-time controller based on optimal power flow, on top of TCP and UDP based communication network, under various packet loss conditions.