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=Connecting the Labs & Conducting Remote Experiments=
 
=Connecting the Labs & Conducting Remote Experiments=
  
Setting up co-simulation or remote experiments is a highly non-trivial
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This wiki is intended to facilitate the setup of co-simulation or remote experiments in the European Virtual Smart Grid Laboratory. Please suggest ideas for collaboration or about standards, advertise hard- and software resources you want to share or would like access to, etc. Resulting collaborations can be found in the [[:Category:Projects]]. Please keep the info on your collaborations updated.
undertaking and needs coordination.
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This Wiki is intended to facilitate the exchange of collaboration
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ideas and sharing of resources.
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All partners are
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encouraged to use it to
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* advertise hard- and software resources they want to share;
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To begin setting up joint experiments, please post request and/or offers of services on your partner page. To obtain a password, please contact '''eric DOT pauwels AT cwi DOT nl'''.
* suggest ideas for potential  collaboration;
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* publish wish-lists of data or equipment they would like to access;
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* share ideas and experiences about standards for data exchange,
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* ... etc.
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= Research questions =
  
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You can post research questions here and eventually link them to collaboration projects.
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* How do we connect power generation from a wind farm to an electricity market system? - [[Wind farm clearing]]
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* Etc.
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= How can we collaborate? =
  
 
== Co-simulation ==
 
== Co-simulation ==
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Linking these simulators up creates a more valuable tool, the results of which
 
Linking these simulators up creates a more valuable tool, the results of which
 
will provide investigators with more detailed and realistic predictions.
 
will provide investigators with more detailed and realistic predictions.
Unfortunately, in most cased these simulators are built using a wide variety of
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Unfortunately, in most cases these simulators are built using a wide variety of
 
home-grown or proprietary  software tools (Matlab, LabView, Simulink, AutoCad,
 
home-grown or proprietary  software tools (Matlab, LabView, Simulink, AutoCad,
 
..., etc) which makes integration challenging.
 
..., etc) which makes integration challenging.
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'''List of currently available simulators'''
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To facilitate interaction the following URI's are defined:
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* http://resource_ip_address/input_schema  : Specifies XML schema for POST input
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* http://resource_ip_address/output_schema : Specifies XML schema for output
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* http://resource_ip_address/              :  Endpoint for submitting POST requests
  
* [[CLEMEL]] (CWI)
 
  
 
== Remote Experiments ==
 
== Remote Experiments ==
  
* '''Observational:''' Making data (obtained from test sites or living labs) accessible to other partners;
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For an overview of ongoing or proposed experiments visit the [[:Category:Projects]]. Here is a short overview of services that one could contribute:
** '''Typically:'''
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*** Initiative and control remain at the hosting (hardware)lab;
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'''Observational''' - making data (obtained from test sites or living labs) accessible to other partners
*** Resulting data streams are broadcast to interested parties;
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** '''Examples:'''
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Typically:
*** Siemens Smart Grid Showroom
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* Initiative and control remain at the hosting (hardware)lab
*** Trento  
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* Resulting data streams are broadcast to interested parties
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'''Participatory but Asynchronous (Off-line)'''
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Typically:
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* The script for an experiment is submitted to a partner lab, where (upon approval) it is performed (hence, each partner can be the initiator, but the control remains at the hardware host)
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* The results are then communicated to the requesting lab (not necessarily in real time)
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'''Interactive remote experiments''' - a more risky application that requires appropriate safety/security measures
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Typically:
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* The hardware resources at the remote host are directly controlled (over the internet) by another partner
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* The results are communicated in real time to the initiator
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== Joint Funding Acquisition ==
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In order to ensure the long-term financial viability of the European Virtual Smart Grid Lab initiative it is imperative to acquire joint projects. In [[Joint Funding]] you can find some more information about opportunities and on-going activities.
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=Partners=
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The following partners are connected to the European Virtual Smart Grid Laboratory ([[:Category:Partners]]):
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*[[Create-NET]]
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*[[CWI]]
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*[[DFKI]]
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*[[EICT GmbH]]
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*[[Ericsson]]
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*[[FORTISS]]
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*[[Fraunhofer Gesellschaft]]
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*[[Imperial College, London]]
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*[[KTH]]
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*[[SAP]]
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*[[SICS]]
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*[[Siemens]]
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*[[Trento RISE]]
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*[[TU Berlin]]
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*[[TU Delft]]
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*[[University Paris XI (Sud)]]
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*[[VTT]]
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= Data =
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Links to available data sets and streams can be found on the [[Data sets]] page.
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= Simulators =
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The following simulation tools are currently available or in development ([[:Category:Simulation tools]]):
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== Currently available ==
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* [[AgentScape]] ([[TU Delft]])
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* [[AgentScope]] ([[TU Delft]])
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* [[CLEMEL]] ([[CWI]])
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== In development ==
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* [[Market Garden]] ([[CWI]])
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= Projects =
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The following projects are ongoing or have been proposed ([[:Category:Projects]]):
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== Ongoing ==
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* [[Solar Array Control at Imperial College, London]]
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* [[Wind farm clearing]]
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== Proposed ==
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* [[Translating network topologies: physical to management]]
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* '''Participatory but Asynchronous (Off-line)'''
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= Workshops =
** '''Typically:'''
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Contents of the EVSGL workshops can be found in the [[:Category:Workshops]].
*** The script for an experiment is submitted to a partner lab, where (upon approval) it is performed (hence, each partner can be the initiator, but the control remains at the hardware host);
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*** The results are then communicated to the requesting lab (not necessarily in real time);   
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** '''Examples'''
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* '''Interactive remote experiments'''
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* [[Workshop of 2012-10-17/18]]
** '''Typically:'''
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*** The hardware resources at the remote host are directly controlled (over the internet) by another partner; 
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*** The results are communicated in real time to the initiator;
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** '''Notes'''
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*** This type of application carries obvious risks, and will require appropriate safety and security measures.
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** '''Examples'''
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***  Demand-side management
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== Getting started ==
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= About the wiki =
 
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* [//www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:FAQ MediaWiki FAQ]
 
* [https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/mediawiki-announce MediaWiki release mailing list]
 
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Latest revision as of 14:42, 23 October 2012

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[edit] Connecting the Labs & Conducting Remote Experiments

This wiki is intended to facilitate the setup of co-simulation or remote experiments in the European Virtual Smart Grid Laboratory. Please suggest ideas for collaboration or about standards, advertise hard- and software resources you want to share or would like access to, etc. Resulting collaborations can be found in the Category:Projects. Please keep the info on your collaborations updated.

To begin setting up joint experiments, please post request and/or offers of services on your partner page. To obtain a password, please contact eric DOT pauwels AT cwi DOT nl.

[edit] Research questions

You can post research questions here and eventually link them to collaboration projects.

  • How do we connect power generation from a wind farm to an electricity market system? - Wind farm clearing
  • Etc.

[edit] How can we collaborate?

[edit] Co-simulation

Several partners have developed sophisticated smart grid related simulation tools that are often complementary in nature. For instance, one simulation tool will dynamically match power supply and demand based on real-time inputs, while another simulator (at another lab) is specifically designed to simulate the stochastic nature of power supply from renewables such as solar or wind. Linking these simulators up creates a more valuable tool, the results of which will provide investigators with more detailed and realistic predictions. Unfortunately, in most cases these simulators are built using a wide variety of home-grown or proprietary software tools (Matlab, LabView, Simulink, AutoCad, ..., etc) which makes integration challenging.

For that reason we propose to facilitate interaction and collaboration by adhering to a RESTful webservice strategy in which each simulator is seen as a resource that can be approached via the standard HTTP commands GET (to retrieve results) and POST (to communicate input parameters) commands.


To facilitate interaction the following URI's are defined:


[edit] Remote Experiments

For an overview of ongoing or proposed experiments visit the Category:Projects. Here is a short overview of services that one could contribute:

Observational - making data (obtained from test sites or living labs) accessible to other partners

Typically:

  • Initiative and control remain at the hosting (hardware)lab
  • Resulting data streams are broadcast to interested parties

Participatory but Asynchronous (Off-line)

Typically:

  • The script for an experiment is submitted to a partner lab, where (upon approval) it is performed (hence, each partner can be the initiator, but the control remains at the hardware host)
  • The results are then communicated to the requesting lab (not necessarily in real time)

Interactive remote experiments - a more risky application that requires appropriate safety/security measures

Typically:

  • The hardware resources at the remote host are directly controlled (over the internet) by another partner
  • The results are communicated in real time to the initiator

[edit] Joint Funding Acquisition

In order to ensure the long-term financial viability of the European Virtual Smart Grid Lab initiative it is imperative to acquire joint projects. In Joint Funding you can find some more information about opportunities and on-going activities.


[edit] Partners

The following partners are connected to the European Virtual Smart Grid Laboratory (Category:Partners):


[edit] Data

Links to available data sets and streams can be found on the Data sets page.


[edit] Simulators

The following simulation tools are currently available or in development (Category:Simulation tools):

[edit] Currently available

[edit] In development


[edit] Projects

The following projects are ongoing or have been proposed (Category:Projects):

[edit] Ongoing

[edit] Proposed


[edit] Workshops

Contents of the EVSGL workshops can be found in the Category:Workshops.

[edit] About the wiki

Consult the User's Guide for information on using the wiki software.

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