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.
You can post research questions here and eventually link them to collaboration projects.
How can we collaborate?
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.
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
Participatory but Asynchronous (Off-line)
Interactive remote experiments - this type of application carries risks and requires appropriate safety/security measures
The following partners are connected to the European Virtual Smart Grid Laboratory (Category:Partners):
The following simulation tools are currently available or in development (Category:Simulation tools):
The following projects are ongoing or have been proposed (Category:Projects):
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