Improved simulator to analyse the impact of distributed generation on the electricity grid

Vincent Bakker, Albert Molderink, M.G.C. Bosman, Johann L. Hurink, Gerardus Johannes Maria Smit

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Abstract

A change in future electricity grids is expected caused by the introduction of distributed generation, distributed storage and demand side load management. To analyse the impact of these technologies, a simulator has been developed. With this simulator, a small group of households with micro-generators can already be analysed. However, due to the large memory footprint, larger groups of houses cannot be simulated. In this paper an improved simulator which is capable of distributing simulations over multiple PCs via a network is presented. Using this distributed approach, more (memory) resources can be utilised and more calculations can be done in parallel. Although the introduction of the network stack gives some overhead, still a large speedup is seen when more PCs are used. Furthermore, far bigger groups of houses can simulated.
Original languageUndefined
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Twentieth Annual Workshop on Circuits, Systems ans Signal Processing (ProRISC)
Place of PublicationUtrecht
PublisherTechnology Foundation
Pages197-201
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)978-90-73461-62-8
Publication statusPublished - 26 Nov 2009
Event20th Annual Workshop on circuits, Systems and Signal Processing, Prorisc 2009 - Veldhoven, Netherlands
Duration: 26 Nov 200927 Nov 2009
Conference number: 20

Publication series

Name
PublisherTechnology Foundation

Conference

Conference20th Annual Workshop on circuits, Systems and Signal Processing, Prorisc 2009
CountryNetherlands
CityVeldhoven
Period26/11/0927/11/09

Keywords

  • IR-69779
  • EWI-17289
  • METIS-264492

Cite this

Bakker, V., Molderink, A., Bosman, M. G. C., Hurink, J. L., & Smit, G. J. M. (2009). Improved simulator to analyse the impact of distributed generation on the electricity grid. In Proceedings of the Twentieth Annual Workshop on Circuits, Systems ans Signal Processing (ProRISC) (pp. 197-201). Utrecht: Technology Foundation.