Increased complexity and new technologies cannot be allowed to lead to increased risk. Hence, we as an industry need to take a fresh look at how we test and validate transmission and distribution grids. We must take validation and certification to a new level. Component certification is essential. But it is no longer enough on its own. In such complex systems, we should also look at how components interact with each other and with the power system. We need to consider the software and the hardware as one, and thereby validate the complete system in an integrated manner.
Power cybernetics is a comprehensive, closed-loop, real-time test and validation methodology. Lab-based, it combines the strengths of physical testing and simulation through techniques such as hardware-in-the-loop and fit-for-purpose testing.
Our research projects:
- Flex Power Grid Laboratory
- Wind farm control