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Reference Number NIA_NGTO048
Title Future Power Network Simulations
Status Completed
Energy Categories Other Cross-Cutting Technologies or Research(Energy system analysis) 50%;
Other Power and Storage Technologies(Electricity transmission and distribution) 50%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Applied Mathematics) 25%;
PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Computer Science and Informatics) 25%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) 50%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 30%;
Systems Analysis related to energy R&D (Energy modelling) 35%;
Systems Analysis related to energy R&D (Other Systems Analysis) 35%;
Principal Investigator Project Contact
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National Grid Electricity Transmission
Award Type Network Innovation Allowance
Funding Source Ofgem
Start Date 01 April 2020
End Date 01 October 2020
Duration ENA months
Total Grant Value £7,000
Industrial Sectors Power
Region London
Programme Network Innovation Allowance
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , National Grid Electricity Transmission (100.000%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , National Grid Electricity Transmission (0.000%)
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Objectives The project will evaluate the process of converting DIgSILENT model to PSCAD. It will look into network reduction algorithms used in DIgSILENT which provides a good match in terms of steady state and dynamics in PSCAD. The project will compare network reduction approach with co-simulation which does not require a network reduction. In the end, project will quantify the benefits from EMT parallel computing. The project includes the following work packages:Evaluation of model conversion from DIgSILENT to PSCAD.Comparison of co-simulation, parallel computing and network reduction approach to carry out EMT simulation.Demonstrating the process using an example on NGET network.Workshop to disseminate findings across the utilities. The project aims to provide guidelines and recommendations for future EMT studies. Following objectives are identified as:To assess the feasibility and effectiveness of conversion of DIgSILENT data into PSCAD.To assess various network reduction methods and provide guidelines for the best practice.To assess requirements of EMT modelling (Generic model, real‐code, protection and control models, parameters etc.) and benchmark requirements of validating DIgSILENT transient stability models vs PSCAD dynamic models.A guidelines and recommendations document incorporating the findings of the project on the EMT simulation for future network
Abstract The networks are going through major transformation and the role of detailed simulation studies has become crucial to maintain the network reliability. Electromagnetic Transient (EMT) simulations can provide high-resolution and accurate simulation results required for studying control interactions and resonances in the network. The frequency of interest may vary from sub synchronous range to few kHz. Additionally, EMT simulations are also necessary for related control tuning and grid compliance studies. This innovation project investigates the most effective way of carrying out EMT simulation studies for future power networks. Challenges of EMT simulation will be identified and solution for those identified will be explored during the project.
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