Empowering power grids with ICT is fundamental for the future power grid. Simulation plays an essential role for evaluating emerging smart grid applications. The presented co-simulation framework SGsim is based on two main simulators, OMNeT++ and OpenDSS. With newly added components, smart grid applications in the electricity distribution network can now be investigated and evaluated. Conservation Voltage Reduction (CVR) is a mechanism to reduce the power demand which eventually will reduce the energy consumption. In a case study, the co-simulation framework is used to explore the potential energy saving by applying a closed-loop CVR inside a residential power grid.


Smart grid Co-simulation Electricity distribution network Communication system Conservation voltage reduction 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Computer Networks and Communication Systems, Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of ErlangenErlangenGermany

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