Ensuring the Efficiency and Reliability of Distribution Management Systems
Distribution System Operation (DSO) is the backbone of the modern grid and is already a challenge as each distribution system will require its own unique topology, components, and operational conditions that require purpose-built control, protection, and management systems. On top of this, changes such as distributed energy resource (DER) penetration, microgrid integration, electric vehicle charging stations and Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) pose new and unique challenges to DSOs.
Hardware-in-the-Loop Real-Time Simulation significantly decreases risk and deployment time, while improving performance of distribution automation systems. At OPAL-RT, we leverage high-accuracy solvers and modern communication protocols built on top of a cutting-edge architecture designed specifically for Real-Time hardware-in-the-Loop and Digital Twin applications to deliver a cost-effective solution that helps minimize downtime and ensures reliable operations.