Evaluation of interactions between multiple grid operators based on sparse grid knowledge in context of a smart grid co-simulation environment
This paper presents a co-simulation environment fortesting different operation, control and aggregation strategies ona power network model with multiple voltage levels. Inparticular this environment, called "OpSim", is used toinvestigate the question of how multiple grid operators -controlling different voltage levels and I or grid areas - couldinteract in a future grid scenario with a high amount ofrenewable energy resources. First the architecture of "OpSim"is presented, which uses a message bus to connect andsynchronize multiple simulators, representing the grid, as wellas grid operators strategies. Second, a proof-of-concept isdemonstrated in which an interaction between multiple gridoperators is investigated. The message rate between simulationcomponents is evaluated and results indicate that a stablesimulation operation is possible. Finally, the furtherdevelopment stages of "OpSim" are explained, as well as a firstapplication with industrial partners.