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US Ignite - Enabling Highly Resilient and Efficient Microgrids through Ultra-Fast Programmable Networks

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Sorry about the late submission - I did not realize that the demo is for both GENI and US Ignite projects. Please find the form for the demo request below. Sorry again about any inconvenience.

Best regards, Bing

Demo Title: Enabling Highly Resilient and Efficient Microgrids through Ultra-Fast Programmable Networks

One-sentence layman's description: This demo shows a working prototype of microgrid emergency control using ultra-fast programmable networks.

Who should see this demo? Attendees interested in smart grid, renewable energy, and microgrid.

Demo description paragraph(s):

Microgrid is an emerging and promising paradigm to improve the resilience of the electric distribution infrastructure. The demo shows our current work on managing microgrid using ultra-fast programmable networks. Communication among various components in a microgrid is through a communication infrastructure, where many types of data with diverse quality of service (QoS) requirements are communicated. The communication infrastructure plays a particularly critical role for microgrids with renewable energy sources due to their much smaller inertia as compared to traditional energy generation sources. We investigate using ultra-fast networks to support reliable and effective control and optimization for low-inertia microgrid.

The demo shows how a programmable network controls a microgrid in a hardware-in-the-loop emulation environment. The microgrid is simulated using Opal-RT, one of the most powerful power system simulators for utilities, R&D centers and manufacturers. The simulated microgrid is created based on a microgrid at the University of Connecticut with high renewable penetration. It contains a fuel cell and a photovoltaic solar panel array as renewable energy sources. The network is managed by an openflow controller. We demonstrate how the microgrid is managed through the programmable network in realtime despite path failures in the network.

List of equipment that will need AC connections (e.g. laptop, switch, monitor): Opal-RT, two laptops, four switches.

Total number of wired network connections (sum standard IP and VLAN connections): One to three wired network connections (one should be fine; three will be great).

Number of wired layer 2 VLANs (if any): 0

Number of wireless network connections (include required bandwidth if significant): three

20-50 Mbps BW estimate according to USIgnite

Number of static addresses needed (if any): 0

Monitor (y/n, specify VGA or DVI): no

Number of posters (max size poster boards are 30" x 40"): 1

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Thanks for the demo submission.

Of note, NSF will be looking at this wiki page, so please feel free to update if you notice any errors or wish to update your demo description.

We are able to confirm the availability of your requested resources. Please update this ticket if you have any questions or concerns. See you in DC!

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Summary: US Ignite demo requestUS Ignite - Enabling Highly Resilient and Efficient Microgrids through Ultra-Fast Programmable Networks

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Status: acceptedclosed

Thanks for joining us in DC this year. We hope everything worked as you expected.

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