Marco Bonvini, Michael Wetter and Thierry Nouidui, Simulation Research Group
Marco Bonvini, Michael Wetter and Thierry Nouidui from the Simulation Research Group obtained the best paper award for their contribution "A Modelica package for building-to-electrical grid integration" at the IBPSA-Germany conference. The paper was selected among 93 peer-reviewed submissions. It presents an open-source free library in the Modelica language that contains models for different types of sources, loads, storage equipment, and transmission lines for electric power. The models can be used to represent DC, AC one-phase, and AC-three phases balanced and unbalanced systems. The models have been successfully validated against the IEEE four nodes test feeder. An example shows how the models can be used to study the integration and control of renewable energy sources in a electric distribution grid.