Scalable power system communications emulation with OPC UA

Marius Stübs, Paulius Dambrauskas, Mazheruddin H. Syed, Kevin Köster, Hannes Federrath, Graeme M. Burt, Thomas Strasser

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Abstract

The dependability on real-time control is significantly increasing due to the transition from synchronous grids to converter-dominated grids. Distributed control schemes can significantly decrease the degree of single-points-of failure of Smart Grid control schemes, thereby introducing new complexity of power system communications. We propose a scalable approach for validation of distributed control schemes by emulating the communication in a decentralised manner, utilising the Open Platform Communications Unified Architecture service-oriented architecture in a controller-hardware-in-the-loop environment. As a proof-of-concept, we apply communication delay Denial-of-Service attacks to a converter-dominated communication-heavy and consensus-based microgrid
control algorithm and thereby elaborate how scalable power systems communications emulation can help selecting appropriate mitigation strategies for telecommunication-based stress conditions.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jun 2019
EventThe 25th International Conference and Exhibition on Electricity Distribution - Madrid, Spain
Duration: 3 Jun 20196 Jun 2019
http://www.cired2019.org/

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ConferenceThe 25th International Conference and Exhibition on Electricity Distribution
Abbreviated titleCIRED 2019
CountrySpain
CityMadrid
Period3/06/196/06/19
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Keywords

  • distributed control schemes
  • smart grid
  • single points of failure
  • mitigation strategies

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Stübs, M., Dambrauskas, P., Syed, M. H., Köster, K., Federrath, H., Burt, G. M., & Strasser, T. (2019). Scalable power system communications emulation with OPC UA. Paper presented at The 25th International Conference and Exhibition on Electricity Distribution, Madrid, Spain.
Stübs, Marius ; Dambrauskas, Paulius ; Syed, Mazheruddin H. ; Köster, Kevin ; Federrath, Hannes ; Burt, Graeme M. ; Strasser, Thomas. / Scalable power system communications emulation with OPC UA. Paper presented at The 25th International Conference and Exhibition on Electricity Distribution, Madrid, Spain.5 p.
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