ICoPESA Workshop

Real-Time Digital Simulation and Hardware-in-the-loop Testing of Power and Energy Systems

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Future power and energy systems with increasing integration of emergent technologies, converter-interfaced distributed generations, and energy storage units as well as responsive loads, require suitable testbed setups to evaluate their performance, reliability, and stability. Power Hardware-in-the-Loop (P-HIL) systems have been considered a testbed which offers a reasonable tradeoff between test fidelity and coverage. This workshop intends to address P-HIL technique for real-time simulation and testing of the integration of new technologies into various types of energy systems, mainly power electronic-based power systems. In addition to presenting the concepts and trends, the lab demonstrations will also be covered in this workshop. The effectiveness and practicality of the high-fidelity PHIL-based platform is evaluated by using the interconnection of a grid-forming power converter, operating as equipment under test, with a simulated network in the digital real-time simulator.


  • Introduction to modern energy systems
  • Real-Time Simulation Concepts
  • P-HIL Concepts, Benefits, and Applications
  • Real-Time Modelling and P-HIL testing experience
  • Laboratory Demonstrations at Integrated Energy Systems Lab (IES Lab) - AAU Energy

About the organizers

A person wearing glasses  Description automatically generated with medium confidenceARMAN OSHNOEI received the M.S. degree in electrical engineering from University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran, in 2017, and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering at Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran, in 2021. From November 2020 to May 2021, he was a Visiting Ph.D. Scholar with the Department of Energy, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark. From August 2021 to March 2022, he was a research assistant with the Department of Energy, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark, where he is currently a Postdoctoral Researcher. His research interests include modeling and control of power electronic based power systems, power system stability and control, and intelligent control. Dr. Oshnoei has been selected and awarded by the National Elite Foundation of Iran in 2019.

AMJAD ANVARI-MOGHADDAM is an Associate Professor and Leader of Intelligent Energy Systems and Flexible Markets (iGRIDS) Research Group at the Department of Energy (AAU Energy), Aalborg University where he is also acting as the Vice-Leader of Power Electronic Control, Reliability and System Optimization (PESYS) and the coordinator of Integrated Energy Systems Laboratory (IES-Lab). His research interests include planning, control and operation management of microgrids, renewable/hybrid power systems and integrated energy systems with appropriate market mechanisms. He has (co)authored more than 300 technical articles, 7 books and 17 book chapters in the field. Dr. Anvari-Moghaddam serves as the Vice-Chair of IEEE Denmark and IEEE-PES Danish Chapter and is as a Technical Committee Member of several IEEE PES/IES/PELS and CIGRE working groups. He was the recipient of 2020 DUO – India Fellowship Award, DANIDA Research Fellowship grant from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark in 2018 and 2021, IEEE-CS Outstanding Leadership Award 2018 (Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada), and the 2017 IEEE-CS Outstanding Service Award (Exeter-UK).