How Does Hardware In the Loop Work in the Real World

In the sixth and final article of this special report series brought to you by Microgrid Knowledge and Typhoon HIL, we're presenting two examples of organizations that have used Hardware in the Loop (HIL) to validate their microgrid systems. An additional case study is available exclusively in the full report.  CASE STUDY 1: Duke Energy | … [Read more...]

Streamlining Microgrid Development with Model-Based Engineering

In the fifth article of this special report series brought to you by Microgrid Knowledge and Typhoon HIL, we're looking at how Hardware in the Loop (HIL) and model-based engineering (MBE) can streamline development of microgrids. The current approach to microgrid development tends to be disconnected, with various teams taking responsibility … [Read more...]

How Hardware in the Loop Tests the Functionality of Microgrid Controllers

In the fourth article of this special report series brought to you by Microgrid Knowledge and Typhoon HIL, we're looking at how Hardware in the Loop (HIL), specifically controller Hardware in the Loop (C-HIL), is an ideal technique for testing the functionality of microgrid controllers. The IEEE’s 2030.8-2018 Standard for the Testing of … [Read more...]

Pros and Cons of Testing Methods to Validate Microgrid Designs

In the third article of this special report series brought to you by Microgrid Knowledge and Typhoon HIL, we look at various ways of testing microgrid designs and explain the value of hardware in the loop (HIL). Microgrid design and validation tests can be carried out with real power equipment in a lab environment, such as the National … [Read more...]

How to Validate a Microgrid Project

In a new special report series brought to you by Microgrid Knowledge and Typhoon HIL, we're exploring how Hardware in the Loop (HIL) can address the technical challenges that can impact the cost and scheduling of microgrid projects. In this second article in the series, we're looking at the importance of validating a microgrid before it's put into … [Read more...]

Hardware in the Loop: Addressing the Challenges of Microgrid Systems Integration

In a new special report series brought to you by Microgrid Knowledge and Typhoon HIL, we explore how hardware in the loop (HIL) testing and model-based engineering techniques provide an effective way to address the technical challenges that can impact the cost and scheduling of microgrid projects. This first article explores the evolving nature of … [Read more...]

Using Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing throughout Microgrid Lifecycle

The last entry in a new Microgrid Knowledge special report, released in partnership with Typhoon HIL, highlights how microgrid developers can use Hardware-in-the-Loop testing throughout a microgrid's lifecycle, not just during the design and construction phase.  Verification of protection coordination  Hardware-in-the-loop testing is a … [Read more...]

Using Hardware in the Loop to Create a Microgrid Testbed

This post — part of a new special report — highlights how microgrid developers are using testing tools like hardware in the loop (HIL) to create microgrid testbeds, as well as what these testbeds can be used for.  HIL to create microgrid testbeds The electric power grid is the world’s largest man-made system. It is also a very complex machine … [Read more...]

Model-Based Engineering: What does it Solve for Microgrid Development?

In a panel discussion at Microgrid 2019 in San Diego, Typhoon HIL experts explored how model-based system engineering — in particular ultra-high-fidelity Hardware in the Loop (HIL) digital twins — significantly derisk and accelerate projects, eliminate microgrid control integration and interoperability issues, and deliver improved functionality and … [Read more...]

Microgrid Hardware in the Loop Testing Helps Developers Perfect Projects & Avoid Failure

Here we highlight the engineering challenges — and solutions — of developing and implementing microgrids and distributed energy resources. This post, part of a Microgrid Knowledge special report series, explores microgrid testing in real time through model-based engineering. Facing the challenge  Microgrids and DERs change the electrical grid … [Read more...]