Smart Grid Laboratory has been established in 2015 year.

SGLab has advanced power system components whose inter-operation can be observed:

  • Electrical energy storage (18 kW modular Li-Ion battery pack)
  • 13 kW photovoltaic (PV) plant
  • Different load types (noncontrollable AC loads, controllable 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)


Smart metering of utilities (heating, electricity and water) which is a crucial part of smart housing is also investigated in the Lab

Structure of the information system for energy management (ISGE)


ISGE system "Baltazar"