January 13, 2023
Conference Paper

High-Performance Transmission and Distribution Co-simulation with 10,000+ Inverter-Based Resources


The inverter-based resource (IBR) has become avery important component in the distribution system. The impacts on system transient stability introduced by high IBR penetration are not fully addressed because of the lack of high-fidelity models. The aggregate IBR model at the transmission level cannot precisely reproduce the dynamics of distributed IBR at the distribution system because of the oversimplification. In this paper, we will develop a high-penetration fully-connected transmission and distribution (T&D) co-simulation platform that supports the simulation of 10,000+ dispersed IBR models. The interfacing and iterative initialization techniques for the co-simulation have been implemented to maintain stable operation and simulation of large-multitude of IBR models. The phasor-domain IBR models with grid-forming (GFM) and grid-following (GFL) control are implemented in the distribution systems simulators. The developed platform is tested on high-performance computing (HPC) resources and can be utilized to explore the hierarchical control strategies of IBRs for the large-scale T&D hybrid system.

Published: January 13, 2023


Liu Y., R. Huang, W. Du, A. Singhal, and Z. Huang. 2022. High-Performance Transmission and Distribution Co-simulation with 10,000+ Inverter-Based Resources. In IEEE Industry Applications Society Annual Meeting (IAS 2022), October 9-14, 2022, Detroit, MI, 1-5. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-168426. doi:10.1109/IAS54023.2022.9940149

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