Digital-Twin based Services for advanced Monitoring and Control of future power systems
As real-time applications in information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) advance, new innovative concepts become possible. IT/OT convergence opens new pathways to design and operate intelligent cyber-physical systems, such as the Digital Twin (DT) concept, which has been discovered as key technology by several industries. This paper describes how centralized and decentralized DTs can help to monitor and control future power systems with special consideration of their interaction in case of corrupted communication from cyber-attacks. While the virtual representation of substations is regarded from the edge computing perspective the control room of the interconnected power system represents the centralized perspective. The concepts allows to have a system wide perspective, while also keeping detailed information at hand. The future system operator in the control room will benefit from services provided by DTs analytical and control features, rising resilience to cyber-physical anomalies and enhance situational awareness.