Grid function virtualization for reliable provision of services in cyber-physical energy systems
IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting (2020-August): 9282006 (2020-08-02)
Contribution to Conference
Provision of grid services in modern power systems is highly dependent on their automation systems for monitoring, communication and decision making. These automation systems are vital for the reliable operation of the grid during and after disruptive events. This papers explores the concept of Grid Function Virtualization (GFV) as a potential approach to enhance the operational flexibility of grid automation systems. To this end, a review on applications of virtualization in related domains including smart grids is presented. Furthermore, the GFV architecture along with its building blocks is discussed. The benefits of the proposed GFV concept in dealing with power system disruptions is then demonstrated via real time simulations with an ICT-enriched CIGRE MV benchmark grid.