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Microgrid Testbed with Generic Models

A HIL-based test solution to de-risk and fasten integration and commissioning of all software-controlled renewables/DERs

November 2022
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This solution provides an affordable and significantly faster solution for testing and integrating diverse software-controlled devices into the grid while ensuring their safe operation in all conditions. The Microgrid Testbed with Generic Models uses a test-driven and model-based methodology which allows all relevant parties to create high-fidelity models of their renewable installations/microgrids (i.e. digital twins of physical sites) and use these models to identify and fix control software issues by automated testing, as well as to integrate devices and solve interoperability issues before commissioning using the simulation/emulation domain. This way, the solution represents one of the key enabling technologies for a rapid transition to a decentralized and digitalized grid which is also more stable and more resilient.

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Label Date November 18, 2022
From United States
Maturity stage Small scale commercialization
Looking For New clients, Visibility, Funding

The environmental benefits

  • 10 times to 1000 times more affordable than a power lab
  • Providing 10 to 100 times better test coverage with full test automation and automatic test report generation
  • Enabling a 47% reduction in the engineering hours needed to test control software of renewable energy assets
  • Up to 10 times faster commissioning of new microgrid and renewable energy projects
  • Over 70% reduction in the number of control software bugs and complete elimination of critical bugs
  • Indirect reduction of CO2 emissions by means of replacing thousands of MWh of energy used in traditional power laboratories

The Financial benefits

  • 10 to 1000 times more affordable than a power laboratory
  • From 1 month to less than 3 years of payback time, depending on the scale of scope of testing and integration
  • 30% reduction of total project cost and 47% reduction in engineering hours need to complete the project

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Company Profile

Typhoon HIL

Typhoon HIL is the technology leader in the field of ultra-high fidelity real-time Hardware in the Loop testing.

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Headquarters Somerville, MA 02143, USA

Networking Partner

Horizon Results Platform - European Commission

The Horizon Results Platform is a new European Commission platform helping EU Research & Innovation funding beneficiaries to valorise their results with a view to creating socio-economic impact.

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