Milestone for PowerLabDK: Demonstration of Commercial Smart Grid Control Platform

Thursday 21 Nov 13


KaiKai Heussen
DTU Electrical Engineering
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Peter Peter Keller Larsen

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On Friday Nov. 8th the researchers from CEE and Spirae demonstrated a new milestone capability for PowerLabDK: Spirae's BlueFin (R) control platform and their multi-asset-controller were tested using a wide range of PowerLabDK's infrastructure. Spirae is a Colorado-based control solutions provider and known in Denmark for having implemented the “Cell controller” in Energinet.dk’s “Cell” project.

DTU CEE and Spirae.dk, the Danish subsidiary of Spirae, have partnered up in the RTLabOS project developing this demonstration. A wide range of PowerLabDK capabilities were combined into an ecosystem hosting Spirae’s BlueFin control platform: Electric Lab and local assets (including Danfoss Solar Cells and EC Power XRGI 15 CHP), SYSLAB software, and Intelligent Control Lab (BladeCenter and ABB Network Manager SCADA system).Lab

The RTLabOS project, which arranged this demo, is aimed at software integration to facilitate system integration & multi-asset control activities across PowerLabDK. Results from this demo will be documented and retained to enable future commercial tests as well as research activities based on PowerLabDK's unique infrastructure. For the experiment, software interfaces to several Electric Lab assets have been developed and demonstrated for the first time.

The RTLabOS team expresses gratitude for the collaboration and support received from all colleagues without whom this achievement would not have been possible.

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