Do we need a new architecture for simulating power systems? A position paper

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The delivery of electric power and organisation of electric power systems is an incredibly complex system, which will become ever more complex with an increased penetration of Distributed Energy Resources (DER), including electric vehicles and renewables. Optimization of such a system using conventional techniques is difficult and fraught with a myriad of issues, so simulation provides a more holistic approach to understanding the evolving issues. We argue that although power simulation frameworks exist they may be inadequate for simulating a more complex and evolving smart power grid infrastructure. A brief overview of research on existing systems is provided and this paper argues for the development of a distributed multi-scale, multi layered hybrid ABM/MAS system.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 8th International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications
Place of PublicationPortugal
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 29 Jul 2018
EventSimultech 2018: 8th International conference on Simulation and Modelling - The Holiday Inn Porto Gaia, Porto, Portugal
Duration: 29 Jul 201831 Jul 2018


ConferenceSimultech 2018
Abbreviated titleSimultech 2018
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  • agent based modelling
  • multi agent systems
  • multiscale
  • multilayer
  • power
  • simulation
  • smartgrid


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