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1970-01-01
  • Hardware-In-the-Loop (HIL)
  • Power Hardware-In-the-Loop (PHIL)
  • Power Systems

Microgrid Brochure

While microgrids and their Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) offer operational and economic benefits, they differ substantially from traditional power grids bringing challenges currently being addressed by utilities, equipment providers, system integrators and academics. As with other electrical systems, field testing of microgrid products and integrated systems on live grids can be risky. For these reasons, many microgrid applications are well suited to Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) and Power Hardware-in-the-Loop (PHIL) testing. OPAL-RT TECHNOLOGIES has recognized the power of HIL and PHIL, and over the last decade, we have strived to help engineers employ these types of Real-Time Simulation for their microgrid projects.