Smart Grid Laboratory was established in 2015. It consists of advanced power system components:

  • Multiple li-ion battery storage (38+18+18 kWh modular battery packs)
  • Multiple PV strings (50+3x10 kW)
  • Controllable AC and DC loads 
  • DC drive driven engine that simulates a 15 kW thermal power plant (busbars, protection equipment, metering equipment)
  • 20 kW hydroelectric power plant with a Pelton turbine (with turbine governor and rated flow of 27 liters/s)
  • A system of power lines with corresponding circuit breakers that simulate a transmission grid

 

SGLab system scheme

 

SGLab system communication protocols

 

Photo of the lab (thermal power plant, hydro power plant, temperature chamber and transmission system)  

 

Photo of the lab (lecture hall, control and power cabinets)