The undergoing energy transition from fossil fuels to high penetration of renewable energy sources changes the view on power systems. The integration of distributed energy resources together with new market participants (e.g. Prosumers), causes stress and uncertainty to the grid. Digitalization counteracts this effect by introducing advanced solutions based on information and communication technologies (ICT), emerging so-called Smart Grids, while poses new challenges due to an increased complexity, interdependencies between power and ICT, making the ICT-related issues such as cyber security more relevant and critical.
Key challenges in Smart Grids are to develop and evaluate new holistic and multi-domain approaches for operational management, cyber security and situational awareness. With the help of unique test infrastructure at OFFIS, Smart Energy Simulation and Automation Laboratory (SESA-Lab), the research group “Smart Grid Testing” (SGT) researches on the following topics to tackle these challenges:
Krüger, Carsten and Narayan, Anand and Castro, Felipe and Hassan, Batoul Hage and Attarha, Shadi and Babazadeh, Davood and Lehnhoff, Sebastian; 2020 25th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation (ETFA); 2020
K. Sirviö and M. Mekkanen and K. Kauhaniemi and H. Laaksonen and A. Salo and F. Castro and S. Ansari and D. Babazadeh; 2019 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Europe (ISGT-Europe); Sep. / 2019