Low voltage three-phase microgrid for developing and testing equipment for integrating distributed energy resources into the grid. It also has a control system to optimise its operation.
The laboratory also features a power hardware in the loop system, consisting of a digital real-time simulator and two power amplifiers.
The laboratory includes the following elements:
- 3 grid emulators (3 x 50 kW).
- 2 DC sources (100 kW, 280 kW).
- Wind turbine (6 kW).
- Single-phase photovoltaic installation (0.6 kW).
- Three-phase photovoltaic installation (3.6 kW).
- 2 flexible converters (2 x 40 kW) with grid-forming/grid-following capacity.
- Line emulator.
- RLC flexible load bank (150 kW).
- Ultra-capacity power bank (5 kW).
- Battery bank (1120 Ah, 24 VDC) + single-phase inverter
- Battery bank (1925 Ah, 48 VDC) + three-phase inverter.
- 1 flywheel (250 kW).
- PHIL system: digital real time simulator + power amplifier (2 x 50 kW).
The microgrid management system controls the operation, following a certain strategy: it physically connects / disconnects the different elements and changes their topology, which makes it possible to:
- Develop and test operation and control algorithms for smart grids.
- Analyse inverters connected to the grid, their behaviour in islanding and their contribution to the stability of the grid.
- Test AC/AC and DC/AC converters, active filters, STATCOMs, and energy storage systems.
- Manufacturers of electrical equipment.
- Manufacturers of power electronics equipment.
- Electrical power distribution companies.
- Energy Services Enterprises.