Smart-Grid: Where Embedded Computing, Communication and Power Systems Meet

Speaker:  Sandeep K Shukla – Kanpur, India
Topic(s):  Security and Privacy


The vision of a smart grid is predicated upon pervasive use of embedded intelligence, and digital communication techniques in today's power system. As wide area measurements and control techniques are being developed and deployed for a more resilient power system, the role of computing and communication network is becoming inalienable. The system state estimation, protection, control of oscillations are real-time computing applications. Similarly, the power system dynamics gets influenced by the communication delays in the network. Therefore, extensive integration of power system and its computing/communication infrastructure mandates that the two systems are studied as a single distributed cyber-physical system. 

In this talk we will discuss some of the problems and their solutions germane to this inter-dependency between two critical infrastructures. In particular, a power/network co-simulation framework which integrates power system dynamic simulator and network simulator together using an accurate synchronization mechanism will be discussed. The accuracy of this co-simulation system is tunable based on the time-scale requirements of the phenomena being studied. This co-simulation can improve the practical investigation of smart grid and evaluate wide area measurement and control schemes. We will also discuss some case studies including an agent-based remote backup relay system simulated and validated on this co-simulation framework. 

About this Lecture

Number of Slides:  50
Duration:  60 minutes
Languages Available:  English
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