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Whitepapers & Presentations

The following selection of whitepapers and presentations is grouped by general topic area.
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General

This report describes the development of a real-time hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) power system simulation platform to evaluate commercial microgrid controllers. The effort resulted in the successful demonstration of HIL simulation technology at a Technical Symposium organized by the Mass Clean Energy Center (CEC) for utility distribution system engineers, project developers, systems integrators, equipment vendors, academia, regulators, City of Boston officials, and Commonwealth officials.

Power Grids

The US Eastern Interconnection (EI) is one of the largest power systems in the world, and its size and complexity have historically made it difficult to study in high levels of detail in a modelling environment. In order to understand how this system might be impacted by high penetrations (30% of total annual generation) of wind and solar photovoltaic (PV) during steady state operations, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the US Department of Energy (DOE) conducted the Eastern Renewable Generation Integration Study (ERGIS). The ERGIS simulated one year of power system operations to understand regional and sub-hourly impacts of wind and PV by developing a comprehensive UC&ED model of the Eastern Interconnection.


Presented at the University of Queensland by Benoit Marcoux, Director, Asia Pacific for OPAL-RT Technologies.
Presenter bio: After obtaining his Bachelor of Engineering (specialising in Power Systems) from the Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal, Benoit worked with Hydro-Quebec for 14 years undertaking various power system simulation R&D projects. An accomplished researcher, Benoit now works for OPAL-RT Technologies in their Thailand office and provides technical and commercial expertise across the APAC region.


This paper, published in the 'IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications', presents a real-time simulation platform for smart grid applications.


This report describes the development of a real-time hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) power system simulation platform to evaluate commercial microgrid controllers. The effort resulted in the successful demonstration of HIL simulation technology at a Technical Symposium organized by the Mass Clean Energy Center (CEC) for utility distribution system engineers, project developers, systems integrators, equipment vendors, academia, regulators, City of Boston officials, and Commonwealth officials.


PowerPoint presentation from OPAL-RT, preented by David Manz, Cybersecurity Research Scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (USA)


Marine Power Systems

This paper presents the development of a PC-cluster based real-time simulator for All Electric Ship (AES) Integrated Power System (IPS) analysis and optimisation at the University of Michigan (USA) with teh support of the US Office of Naval Research (ONR).



This paper documents the real-time simulation of a ship propulsion multi-machine system composed of 5 induction machine drives and 6 AC synchronous generators each with a 6-pulse diode rectifiers.


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