2014 IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technologies - Asia (ISGT ASIA)

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Research Title: 
The microgrid simulation tool RAPSim: Description and case study
Manfred Pöchacker
Tamer T.N. Khatib
Wilfried Elmenreich
Fri, 2013-12-20
Research Abstract: 

This paper presents a free and open source micro-grid simulation framework for better understanding of power flow behavior in smart microgrids with renewable sources. It is able to simulate grid-connected or standalone microgrids with solar, wind or other renewable energy sources. The proposed software calculates the power generated by each source in the microgrid and can conduct a power flow analysis. This software is helpful for optimal placement of distributed generation units in a micro grid. The software RAPSim is designed for use in science and classroom with a simple to use graphical interface. It is an easily extendable framework that supports users in implementation of their own gridobject models and grid controlling algorithms.