How To Make Sure Your Microgrid Will Work

Risk Reduction with Controller Hardware in the Loop and Model Based Engineering



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How does model-based system engineering — in particular ultra-high-fidelity Hardware in the Loop (HIL) digital twins — significantly de-risk and accelerate projects, eliminate microgrid control integration and interoperability issues, and deliver improved functionality and resilience?


Join Typhoon HIL in a discussion with:

Scott Baron Scott Baron, Sr. Systems Engineer, Raytheon

Ryan Smith Ryan Smith, CTO, EPC Power

Andy Haun-1 Andy Haun, CTO Microgrids, Schneider Electric

Scott Manson-1 Scott Manson, Technology Director, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories

Qiang Fu-1 Qiang Fu, Technology Manager, Eaton




1. Introduction - How To Make Sure Your Microgrid Will Work

2. The Panel - What's the critical problem that model-based engineering solves for microgrid development?

  • Every panelist introduces themselves briefly and answers the question from their specific point of view

3. Q&A with the audience at Microgrid 2019 - Part 1

  •  How does Hardware in the Loop testing and model-based engineering impact microgrid modeling?
  • Does Hardware in the Loop dive down to the level of fault current contribution by the inverters? Can you look at breaker coordination and make sure to have enough fault current to trip those over current devices?

  • Do you have an experience of having a real time simulator, running a model, and optimizing the operation of the power system while it runs?
  • How do you make Hardware in the Loop a justifiable component or investment as part of the development of a microgrid?
  • Would it be logical to take Hardware in the Loop and just put it into the pre-commissioning design development phase?

4. What is Hardware in the Loop as it relates to model-based engineering and simulation?

5. Q&A with the audience at Microgrid 2019 - Part 2

  • Is it cost effective to do this modeling for small projects? What is the percentage of allocation of the cost, and what is the ROI?
  • How do you transition from the modeling to building the real thing?
  • What kind of software or what tools do you use for the modeling process?
  • Is there a commonly accepted standard for Hardware in the Loop testing?
  • Are there any guidelines as part of those standards to talk about size or scope of the project?
  • Does Hardware in the Loop enable you to start to create libraries of scenarios that then can be used for simulation to help with that pre-qualification?
  • What is a challenge that came up through this process that you think would be compelling to share with the audience?

6. Wrap up



Our hosts:

COL (ret) Paul E. Roege, P.E. the Vice President for Strategic Initiatives at Typhoon HIL, Inc. and a lifelong energy aficionado who is focusing on the role of energy in growing resilience from the community and regional levels to a national level.

H.G. Chissell

H.G. Chissell is the founder and CEO of Advanced Energy Group


Matt Baker is the Director of Microgrids and Critical Power at Typhoon HIL, Inc.