Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

Siemens Digital Grid Laboratory
Location Room 302, Harris Engineering Center (HEC)
Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Central Florida
4328 Scorpius Street
Orlando, Florida 32816
Lab DirectorWei SunZhihua Qu (emeritus)
Faculty MembersAleks Dimitrovski, Qifeng Li, Junjian Qi, Zhihua Qu, Wei Sun, Qun Zhou

Mission: The Siemens Digital Grid Lab is equipped with utility-grade software and hardware, such as Spectrum Power Microgrid Management System (MGMS), Power System Simulator for Engineering (PSS/E) and PSS/SINCAL, and Siemens Distribution Feeder Automation (SDFA). The lab has 17 DELL computers and stations, two large displays, 2 large and 1 mobile white boards, presentation table and discussion area, and data links to UCF campus microgrid.

Acknowledgements: The Lab was established with geneous support from Siemens Digital Grid.

Equipment: The Lab provides capabilities of both software modeling and hardware-in-the-loop testing. In addition to software (PSSĀ®E, DIgSILENT, ETAP, EMTP, DSATools, CPLEX), the lab is equipped with OPAL-RT hardware (eMEGAsim, ePHASORsim, RT-Lab, IRIG/GPS Synchronization reference board, Driver IEC61850 GOOSE for protection relay interface), SEL relays (SEL-411L Advanced Line Differential Protection, Automation, and Control System), SEL-3373 Station Phasor Data Concentrator, SEL-2488 Satellite-Synchronized Network Clock, and SEL-2730M Managed Ethernet Switch.

Topics: In the Digital Grid Lab, we are working on several aspects of power systems including: optimal operation of transmission and distribution systems with high penetration of renewable energies, stochastic modeling of power systems, protection of PV farms, real-time monitoring of transmission and distribution systems, distribution system automation, and power system restoration and resilience analysis.

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