VirGIL -- A Demand Response Platform for Smartgrid

VirGIL -- A Demand Response Platform for Smartgrid

Seminar Abstract 

Co-simulation platforms are necessary to study the interactions of complex systems integrated in future smart grids. The Virtual Grid Integration Laboratory (VirGIL) is a modular co-simulation platform designed to study interactions between demand response strategies, building comfort, communication networks, and power system operation.
This talk presents the coupling of power systems, buildings, communications, and control and optimization under a master algorithm. VirGIL uses a modular architecture, based on the Functional Mock-up Interface (FMI), where several different modules can be added, exchanged, and tested. It further introduces the integration of Quantized State System (QSS) methods for simulation. In this talk, we will present the coupling of a commercial power system simulation tool, with the goal to reduce the barriers to the industry for adopting, investigating, and subsequently deploying demand response strategies in their daily operation.  Results on how these systems interact using the LBNL network and real consumption data are presented.

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Seminar Speaker(s) 

Spyros Chatzivasileiadis
Chemist Postdoc Fellow,


Mar 12, 2015 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm