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The Project

SimBench

Simulation data base for a consistent comparison of innovative solutions in the field of grid analysis, grid planning and grid operation management

Developments of solutions and algorithms to improve today's grid analysis, grid planning and grid operation management often depend on confidential network operator data. Due to the confidentiality of this data, the results based on this data are not completely publishable, especially not reproducible. In addition, network-specific solutions of non-public network data create a lack of comparability and transparency.

The main goal of the SimBench project is the development of a benchmark data set for solutions of predefined use cases in the field of grid analysis, grid planning and grid operation management. By publishing the benchmark data set as open-source product, the development of new methods and solutions independent from non-publicly available individual network data sets is ensured. For a high amount of use cases a complete data set is provided. This means that the need for additional assumptions for the development of solutions is to be minimized and thus comparability of solutions may succeed because of the same data base. By evaluating the applicability of the SimBench data set as well as comparing it to real grid data, the relevance of the data set is given. The underlying methodology shall be available as well and assures the transparency and confirmability of the project. By that future data set extensions are possible. In addition, an examination of the transferability of the methods to gas and district heating networks is intended.

The initial three-year time-frame of SimBench from the 01.11.2015 to the 30.10.2018 was extended for half a year with the new ending at 30.04.2019. In this project, the research groups of e2n of University Kassel (Prof. Braun), IAEW of RWTH Aachen (Prof. Moser), ie3 of TU Dortmund (Prof. Rehtanz) and Fraunhofer IEE work in close cooperation. In addition, an industrial working group, consisting of several considerable German distribution system operators, counsels the researchers.

Events

Berlin
14.11.2018
ETG-CIRED-Workshop 2018 (D-A-C-H): Innovations in the Distribution Grid
Project SimBench is introduced to ETG-CIRED-Workshop
Steffen Meinecke from the University of Kassel introduced the generation of the SimBench dataset as well as the currently considered use cases. The german poster is available for download here.
Sarajevo
25.10.2018
2018 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference Europe (ISGT Europe)
Methodology for identification of common supply tasks for low voltage grids presented at ISGT Europe
The paper on k-means based identification of common supply tasks for low voltage grids was presented by Dzanan Sarajlic of TU Dortmund University. Once the paper is available online at www.ieeexplore.ieee.org, the link will also be available on this site under the Downloads section. .
Hamburg
20.09.2018
NEIS 2018 - Conference on Sustainable Energy Supply and EnergyStorage Systems
SimBench methodology for generating benchmark grids presented at NEIS conference
The paper on the general methodology for generating benchmarkgrids was presented by Steffen Meinecke of the University of Kassel during a poster session. Once the paper is available online at www.ieeexplore.ieee.org, the link will also be available on this site in the Downloads section. You can download a preprint of the paper here (PDF, ca. 600 kb).
Berlin
2018-04-19
2nd presence meeting of the research network for energy system analysis
SimBench introduces itself again at the second presence meeting of the research network for energy system analysis
Annika Klettke from RWTH Aachen University introduces the the methodology of model grid generation in high voltage level in the context of a poster session at the second presence meeting of the research network for energy system analysis. The german poster is available for download here.
Vienna
2018-02-15
15th Symposium Energy Innovation "New Energy for our Smart Europe"
Impact of modelling accuracy of the extra-high voltage grid on simulations in the high voltage level
Within the research project SimBench, Annika Klettke from RWTH Aachen University presents the results of investigating the impact of modelling accuracy of the extra-high voltage grid on simulation in high voltage level. The complete german version is available for download here.
Berlin
2017-04-27
Presence meeting of the research network for energy system analysis
SimBench introduces itself at the first presence meeting of the research network for energy system analysis
Chris Kittl and Dzanan Sarajlic from TU Dortmund introduce the research project SimBench in the context of a poster session at the first presence meeting of the research network for energy system analysis. The german poster is here available for download.
Vienna
2017-02-16
10th International Conferenence on Energy Economics "Climate Change 2050: Opportunity for a shift in paradigm?"
Presentation of the method in high voltage level at IEWT 2017
Within the research project SimBench, Annika Klettke from RWTH Aachen presents the approach and first results of the model grid generation in the high voltage level. The complete german version is available for download here.
Flensburg
2016-11-08
Workshop for Reproducibility of Simulation Results
SimBench introduces itself in project group "Systemanalyse" in the research network "Energie"
Steffen Meinecke of the University of Kassel introduces the research project SimBench with a presentation in the second workshop for Reproducibility of Simulation Results of the project group "Systemanalyse" of the research network "Energie". Large parts of this presentation contents can be found at SimBench-Vorstellung.