SGsim: a Simulation Framework for Smart Grid Applications

Awad A, Bazan P, German R (2014)

Publication Type: Conference contribution

Publication year: 2014

Publisher: IEEE Computer Society

Edited Volumes: ENERGYCON 2014 - IEEE International Energy Conference

Pages Range: 730-736

Conference Proceedings Title: ENERGYCON 2014: IEEE International Energy Conference

Event location: Dubrovnik HR

ISBN: 978-1-4799-2449-3

DOI: 10.1109/ENERGYCON.2014.6850507


Simulation tools are an essential component of any emerging technology. In this paper we present SGsim, a framework to simulate different applications in the context of smart grid. The framework supports real time simulation. Therefore it is possible to evaluate time-critical applications such as real time monitoring and control. The framework combines two main simulators (1) OMNeT++, a discrete event simulator that is used mainly to simulate data communication systems and (2) OpenDSS, a tool to calculate the power flow in power grids. Moreover, the framework supports smart grid related standards such as IEEE C37.118. This way it is possible to integrate standard smart grid tools such as openPDC. Furthermore, an optimization toolbox is integrated in the simulator in addition to the capability to communicate with other tools such as MATLAB and R. We performed a set of case studies to show the capabilities of the simulator. © 2014 IEEE.

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Awad, A., Bazan, P., & German, R. (2014). SGsim: a Simulation Framework for Smart Grid Applications. In ENERGYCON 2014: IEEE International Energy Conference (pp. 730-736). Dubrovnik, HR: IEEE Computer Society.


Awad, Abdalkarim, Peter Bazan, and Reinhard German. "SGsim: a Simulation Framework for Smart Grid Applications." Proceedings of the ENERGYCON 2014, Dubrovnik IEEE Computer Society, 2014. 730-736.

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