Potential Application of HRTSim for Comprehensive Simulation of Large-Scale Power Systems with Distributed Generation

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Currently, the number of distributed generation (DG) objects in the world is growing mainly due to renewable energy sources (RES). However, the integration of a large volume of DG based on RES into existing electric power systems (EPS) is associated with a number of significant problems. For a comprehensive study and solution of these problems, it is necessary to carry out detailed simulation of real EPS, which is not always feasible with the help of existing tools. Therefore, the article proposes the use of an alternative solution-the Hybrid Real-Time Power System Simulator (HRTSim). To confirm the properties and capabilities of the HRTSim, the simulation results of a test scheme obtained using the HRTSim and the widely used digital hardware-software complex RTDS were compared. The results of a comprehensive comparison in both complexes confirmed the adequacy of information about the processes in equipment and EPS as a whole, obtained by the HRTSim. Thus, it is proved that further use the HRTSim as a tool for detailed and adequate simulation of real EPS with DG will provide complete and reliable information about normal and abnormal quasi-steady-state and transient processes, which is necessary for reliable and efficient design, research and subsequent operation of EPS with DG.

Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Emerging Electric Power Systems
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2019


  • Distributed generation
  • Electric power system
  • HRTSim
  • Hybrid simulation
  • Numerical integration
  • RTDS
  • Simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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