Simulation Methods and Automation Software Solutions


The team "Simulation Methods & Automation Software Solutions" focuses on the development of a cloud based framework for testing new power system automation systems. This framework consists of modular and reusable building blocks for real-time simulation experiments as well as the integration of automation algorithms and standard data models. In the context of real-time simulation, the team investigates new solver concepts to build a scalable and flexible simulator that bridges the gap between the classical power system modelling domains. 


Team Leader: Jan Dinkelbach


Research Projects of the Team



I-NERGY is an H2020 European Project, which aims at delivering an energy-specific open modular framework for supporting AI-on-Demand in the energy sector (AI4 Energy), by capitalising on state-of-the-art AI, as well as IoT, semantics and data analytics technologies. I-NERGY will enable AI-based cross-sector multistakeholder analytic tools for integrated and optimised smart energy management, based on seamless data-information-knowledge exchange under respective sovereignty and regulatory principles. More



The ERA-NET project ANM4L started in December 2019. The project aims at demonstrating how innovative active network management (ANM) solutions can increase the integration of renewable energy sources (RES) in electricity distribution networks. ANM solutions will consider both management of active and reactive power to avoid overload situations, maintain voltages within limits, minimize the need of RES curtailment, and enable further RES uptake even when the theoretical design limit of the network has been reached. More


Certification Investigation of Wind Energy Converters (WEC)

The experience from decades of WEC in operation shows that there are still unsolved reliability issues regarding electrical and mechanical components. Moreover, as the share of wind energy increases constantly, it is critical that the certification to be fulfilled before connection to the grid is clear and feasible. Designing the hardware in the loop test benches of the CWD at RWTH Aachen so that they realize repeatable conditions and are fit for certification is one of the main foci of ACS. More


Non-linear Power System Modeling, Simulation and Analysis in the Frequency Domain using Behavioral Modeling Approaches

In modern power systems, more and more non-linear components like power electronics devices are present. The non-linearities lead to voltage and current harmonics. Present frequency domain methods assume linear models, which are no longer valid in the presence of more and more power electronics devices. This project aims at developing a new power system theory based in the frequency domain. The used behavioral models of non-linear components are based on measurements. More