Real Time System Integration

With an output of 1 MVA, the "Power Hardware in the Loop" (PHIL) laboratory is the most powerful research facility and a central component of the infrastructure of the "Smart Energy System Simulation and Control Center" (SEnSSiCC), embedded in the project framework of the Energy Lab 2.0..

Our goal is to investigate the system integration and control of new types of equipment using real-time simulation technology in combination with real components.

We are focused on three research areas:

  • Power Hardware In the Loop (PHIL): We research the stability and accuracy of a PHIL system to perform stable and accurate evaluation of technologies under realistic conditions.

  • Energy storage systems: We investigate which grid services the storage systems can offer and which technology best suits to solve certain problems (e.g. primary frequency control).

  • Superconducting power devices: We model and test superconducting power components with regard to thermal, electrical and mechanical properties.