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Real-time Co-simulation Platform using OPAL-RT and OPNET for Analyzing Smart Grid Performance

Author : D. Bian, M. Kuzlu, M. Pipattanasomporn, S. Rahman

The objective of this paper is to present a real-time co-simulation platform for analyzing electric power grid operation, taking into account integrated communication systems. This paper discusses how a co-simulation platform can be set up using OPNET and OPAL-RT as communication and power system simulators, respectively. A simplified distribution automation case study is demonstrated to show how the cosimulation platform can be used to analyze performance of the smart grid operation in real-time.