This paper appears in: Computers and Industrial Engineering (CIE), 2010 40th International Conference on
Issue Date: 25-28 July 2010
On page(s): 1 - 5
Location: Awaji City, Japan
Print ISBN: 978-1-4244-7295-6
This paper introduces an integrated operational simulation framework designed for a virtual test-bed in Smart Grid, which has been under development in our research group. It can support an open access from remote side over Internet and simulate various scenarios for the development of operational policies. It consists of 4 components for testing (i) service operation policy and strategy, (ii) optimization of network operation, (iii) market operation rule, and (iv) demand analysis and response. Each of these components plays a role of examining important aspects of Smart Grid including business model, network structure, open market, and customer behavior, respectively. This test-bed can be utilized for checking the performance of operational policies in future power networks before they are deployed, specifically by estimating the effect of policies and proving the validness of operational behavior generated by new developed systems.