Transformation and innovation in Smart Grid and Microgrid laboratories
From the basics to research
The educational environment is rapidly evolving. A constant transformation of power grids is required as a result of the new challenges posed by modernization and the integration of more green energy sources.
In this regard, the necessity to train the engineers and technicians of the future emerges, so that they are able to design and implement innovative and efficient methods to regulate such grids.
The Lucas-Nuelle Smart Grid Lab includes industry-related components to ensure the high requirements of a professional and realistic training for your engineers and trainees. For example, a real photovoltaic inverter powered by a solar field emulation allows a faithful reproduction of the behaviour of a true photovoltaic facility. New scenarios can be quickly and easily adapted with our modular hardware setup.
Furthermore, the SCADA for Power Lab Software, specially designed for education, facilitates the configuration of several grid topologies, as well as the creation of control programs in a simple way and is adaptable to many different scenarios. This great tool that can be used in research.
The training systems of Lucas-Nuelle can be used to cover topics from basic principles up to research. Acquired know-how and applications that have been developed with the training units can also be seamlessly integrated into complex research projects. The advantage here is that once you have learned the fundamentals with our systems, you no longer require to purchase a new hardware to do your research but can simply continue with the same setup. This way, you avoid the costly and time-consuming process of adaptation to different systems and can focus on your research.
Fundamentals and applications with digital multimedia course
Rapid prototyping systems
Power Hardware-in-the-Loop (PHIL)
Opal-RT OP1420 – PHIL Test Bench
4Q Amplifier up to 15 kW
SiC-based soft switching cells
100% power feedback
Very high efficiency >96%
Voltage and current mode
Up to 10kHz (-3dB), THD <0.5%
FPGA real-time simulation possible
Microgrid network emulator with busbar and measurement devices
Safety measurement connections
Protection against overload, short circuitTemperature monitoring
Power grid models created in any real-time simulation environment will be able to exchange power with the Devices-Under-Test (DUT) represented by the Lucas-Nuelle equipment. The DUTs are interconnected through the OPAL-RT Amplifier. This is demonstrated by our first successful collaborative project at the University of Duisburg- Essen.
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31 Aug. - 3 Sept., 2021 | 56th International Universities Power Engineering Conference
UPEC 2021 will be hosted as an online conference allowing registrants to participate virtually.
For the second consecutive year, OPAL-RT will host a free 24h virtual conference that will feature networking activities, a series of seminars, exhibits, demos, and much more - all focused on simulation solutions for power systems.
Starts at 6:00 AM PT | 9:00 AM ET | 10:00 AM BRT
3:00 PM CET | 06:30 PM IST | 9:00 PM CST
NEXTGRID: Innovative PHIL for Grid Forming Converter Control
In this webinar it was explained why PHIL is the best option for the University of Duisburg-Essen to achieve its research goals of the NextGRID project and how OPAL-RT and Lucas Nülle helped to configure the PHIL microgrid test bench.