Chalmers Campus as a Testbed for Intelligent Grids and Local Energy Systems
Paper in proceedings, 2019

This paper presents an overview of a testbed for intelligent distribution grids, local energy systems, and energy flexible buildings, which is being developed at the campus of Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden. It describes the test sites, the functionalities, and the planned demonstration activities within the scope of on-going research projects. The proposed demonstrations include a local energy market platform, energy management solutions for microgrids and smart buildings, as well as voltage control in distribution grids. The paper aims to show how the physical energy supply systems of the university are being adapted to integrate the communication and control set-ups that provide the technical requirements for smart grid interoperability. As an example, the on-site implementation of remote battery control is presented, where initial results show the feasibility and potential benefits of the external control. Finally, challenges and lessons learned during the development of the testbed are highlighted.

microgrids

smart buildings

intelligent grids

smart grid.

energy management system

distribution network

Campus microgrid

Author

Kyriaki Antoniadou-Plytaria

Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Electric Power Engineering, Power grids and Components

Ankur Srivastava

Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Electric Power Engineering, Power grids and Components

Mohammad Ali Fotouhi Ghazvini

Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Electric Power Engineering, Power grids and Components

David Steen

Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Electric Power Engineering, Power grids and Components

Anh Tuan Le

Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Electric Power Engineering, Power grids and Components

Ola Carlson

Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Electric Power Engineering, Power grids and Components

IEEE International Conference on Smart Energy Systems and Technologies (SEST)

2019 International Conference on Smart Energy Systems and Technologies (SEST)
Porto, Portugal,

Innovative energy management system for smart buildings and grid interactions

HSB Living Lab, 2017-12-01 -- 2019-12-31.

Göteborg Energi AB, 2017-01-01 -- 2018-12-31.

Integrated cyber-physical solutions for intelligent distribution grid with high penetration of renewables (UNITED-GRID)

European Commission (Horizon 2020), 2017-11-01 -- 2020-04-30.

From micro towards Mega GRID: Interaction of micro grids in Active Distribution Network (m2M-GRID)

Swedish Energy Agency, 2017-02-01 -- 2020-03-31.

Fossil Free Energy Districts (FED)

European Commission, 2016-11-01 -- 2019-10-31.

Region Västra Götaland, 2017-07-01 -- 2019-10-31.

Subject Categories

Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified

Energy Systems

Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering

DOI

10.1109/SEST.2019.8849014

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