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GridLAB-D is an open-source (BSD license) simulation and analysis tool that models emerging smart grid energy technologies. It couples power flow calculations with distribution automation models, building energy use and appliance demand models, and market models. It is used primarily to estimate the benefits and impacts of smart grid technology.

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Research and developmentEdit

Funding for the research and development of GridLAB-D has come from multiple sources, including the United States Department of Energy (US DOE) and the California Energy Commission (CEC).

United States Department of EnergyEdit

GridLAB-D was developed with funding from the US DOE Office of Electricity (OE) at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), in collaboration with industry and academia. It is available for Microsoft Windows, macOS and several Linux implementations and released through GitHub[1].

Original work on GridLAB-D was started at PNNL in 2003 under a Laboratory Directed Research and Development project called PDSS[2]. Starting in 2008 GridLAB-D was made available to the public under a BSD-style open-source license with a US Government right-to-use clause[3]. US DOE has supported GridLAB-D through both direct funding and funding of projects that support enhancements to the simulation's capabilities.

California Energy CommissionEdit

In 2018 the CEC awarded several grants[4] to enhance GridLAB-D with the aim to support use in California regions operated by the investor-owned utility ratepayers. The enhancements focus on the California Public Utilities Commission's (CPUC) proceedings related to distributed and renewable energy resource integration, with particular attention to usability, scalability and interoperability. Hitachi America Laboratory (HAL) leads the GridLAB-D Open Workspace (GLOW)[5] project to develop a user-interface for GridLAB-D. SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC) leads the High-Performance Agent-based Simulation (HiPAS)[6] project to enhance the performance of GridLAB-D. SLAC also leads the Open Framework for Integrated Data Operations (OpenFIDO)[7] to support data exchange between GridLAB-D and other widely used power system data collection, modeling, and analytics tools.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "GridLAB-D Project". GitHub. Retrieved 2018-10-21.
  2. ^ Ning Lu; Z.T. Taylor; D.P. Chassin; R. Guttromson; S. Studham (June 16, 2005). "Parallel computing environments and methods for power distribution system simulation - IEEE Conference Publication". ieeexplore.ieee.org.
  3. ^ "GridLAB-D License". January 2008.
  4. ^ California Energy Commission. "Funding Solicitations for the Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) Program". www.energy.ca.gov. Retrieved 2018-10-21.
  5. ^ California Energy Commission staff, "GLOW: A User-friendly Interface for GridLAB-D", Grant Request submitted to the Commission, 5/11/2018. URL: https://www.energy.ca.gov/business_meetings/2018_packets/2018-04-11/Item_13d_EPC-17-043.pdf
  6. ^ California Energy Commission Staff, "HiPAS GridLAB-D: High-performance Agent-based Simulation using GridLAB-D", Grant Request submitted to the Commission, 5/11/2018. URL: https://www.energy.ca.gov/business_meetings/2018_packets/2018-05-09/Item_24c_EPC-17-046.pdf
  7. ^ California Energy Commission Staff, "OpenFIDO: Open-source Framework for Integrated Data Operations", Grant Request submitted to the Commission, 5/11/2018. https://www.energy.ca.gov/business_meetings/2018_packets/2018-05-09/Item_24b_EPC-17-047.pdf
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  • Guttromson, R.T.; Chassin, D.P.; Widergren, S.E. (2003). "Residential energy resource models for distribution feeder simulation". 2003 IEEE Power Engineering Society General Meeting (IEEE Cat. No.03CH37491). p. 108. doi:10.1109/PES.2003.1267145. ISBN 0-7803-7989-6.
  • Guttromson, R.T. (November 2002). "Modeling distributed energy resource dynamics on the transmission system". IEEE Transactions on Power Systems. 17 (4): 1148–1153. doi:10.1109/TPWRS.2002.804957.
  • Widergren, S.E.; Roop, J.M.; Guttromson, R.T.; Huang, Z. (2004). "Simulating the dynamic coupling of market and physical system operations". IEEE Power Engineering Society General Meeting, 2004. 2. p. 748. doi:10.1109/PES.2004.1372914. ISBN 0-7803-8465-2.
  • Lu, N.; Chassin, D.P. (August 2004). "A State-Queueing Model of Thermostatically Controlled Appliances". IEEE Transactions on Power Systems. 19 (3): 1666–1673. doi:10.1109/TPWRS.2004.831700.
  • Ning Lu; Chassin, D.P. (2004). "A state queueing model of thermostatically controlled appliances". IEEE PES Power Systems Conference and Exposition, 2004. p. 88. doi:10.1109/PSCE.2004.1397437. ISBN 0-7803-8718-X.
  • Lu, N.; Chassin, D.P.; Widergren, S.E. (2004). "Simulating price responsive distributed resources". IEEE PES Power Systems Conference and Exposition, 2004. p. 659. doi:10.1109/PSCE.2004.1397533. ISBN 0-7803-8718-X.
  • Ning Lu; Taylor, Z.T.; Chassin, D.P.; Guttromson, R.; Studham, S. (2005). "Parallel computing environments and methods for power distribution system simulation". IEEE Power Engineering Society General Meeting, 2005. p. 203. arXiv:cs/0409035. doi:10.1109/PES.2005.1489110. ISBN 0-7803-9157-8.
  • Lu, N.; Chassin, D.P.; Widergren, S.E. (May 2005). "Modeling Uncertainties in Aggregated Thermostatically Controlled Loads Using a State Queueing Model". IEEE Transactions on Power Systems. 20 (2): 725–733. arXiv:nlin/0409038. doi:10.1109/TPWRS.2005.846072.
  • Ning Lu; Chassin, D.P.; Widergren, S.E. (2005). "Modeling uncertainties in aggregated thermostatically controlled loads using a state queueing model". IEEE Power Engineering Society General Meeting, 2005. p. 163. arXiv:nlin/0409038. doi:10.1109/PES.2005.1489100. ISBN 0-7803-9157-8.
  • Ning Lu; Taylor, Z.T.; Chassin, D.P.; Guttromson, R.; Studham, S. (2005). "Parallel computing environments and methods for power distribution system simulation". IEEE Power Engineering Society General Meeting, 2005. p. 203. arXiv:cs/0409035. doi:10.1109/PES.2005.1489110. ISBN 0-7803-9157-8.
  • Roop, J.M.; Fathelrahman, E.M.; Widergren, S.E. (2005). "Price response can make the grid robust: An agent-based discussion". IEEE Power Engineering Society General Meeting, 2005. p. 1100. doi:10.1109/PES.2005.1489307. ISBN 0-7803-9157-8.
  • Chassin, D.P.; Armstrong, P.R.; Chavarria-Miranda, D.G.; Guttromson, R.T. (2006). "Gauss-Seidel accelerated: Implementing flow solvers on field programmable gate arrays". 2006 IEEE Power Engineering Society General Meeting. pp. 5 pp. doi:10.1109/PES.2006.1709227. ISBN 1-4244-0493-2.
  • Nieplocha, J.; Marquez, A.; Tipparaju, V.; Chavarria-Miranda, D.; Guttromson, R.; Huang, H. (2006). "Towards efficient power system state estimators on shared memory computers". 2006 IEEE Power Engineering Society General Meeting. pp. 5 pp. doi:10.1109/PES.2006.1709382. ISBN 1-4244-0493-2.
  • Chassin, D. P.; Schneider, K.; Gerkensmeyer, C. (2008). "GridLAB-D: An open-source power systems modeling and simulation environment". 2008 IEEE/PES Transmission and Distribution Conference and Exposition. p. 1. doi:10.1109/TDC.2008.4517260. ISBN 978-1-4244-1903-6.
  • Schneider, K. P.; Chassin, D.; Chen, Y.; Fuller, J. C. (2009). "Distribution power flow for smart grid technologies". 2009 IEEE/PES Power Systems Conference and Exposition. p. 1. doi:10.1109/PSCE.2009.4840078. ISBN 978-1-4244-3810-5.
  • Byun, Jong-Ho; Ravindran, Arun; Mukherjee, Arindam; Joshi, Bharat; Chassin, David (2009). "Accelerating the Gauss-Seidel Power Flow Solver on a High Performance Reconfigurable Computer". 2009 17th IEEE Symposium on Field Programmable Custom Computing Machines. p. 227. doi:10.1109/FCCM.2009.23. ISBN 978-0-7695-3716-0.
  • Schneider, K. P.; Chen, Y.; Engle, D.; Chassin, D. (2009). "A Taxonomy of North American radial distribution feeders". 2009 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting. p. 1. doi:10.1109/PES.2009.5275900. ISBN 978-1-4244-4241-6.
  • Chassin, D. P.; Widergren, S. E. (2009). "Simulating demand participation in market operations". 2009 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting. p. 1. doi:10.1109/PES.2009.5275369. ISBN 978-1-4244-4241-6.
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  • Aliprantis, Dionysios; Penick, Scott; Tesfatsion, Leigh; Huan Zhao (2010). "Integrated retail and wholesale power system operation with smart-grid functionality". IEEE PES General Meeting. p. 1. doi:10.1109/PES.2010.5589594. ISBN 978-1-4244-6549-1.
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  • Schneider, K P; Fuller, J C (2010). "Detailed end use load modeling for distribution system analysis". IEEE PES General Meeting. p. 1. doi:10.1109/PES.2010.5588151. ISBN 978-1-4244-6549-1.
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  • Schneider, Kevin P.; Fuller, Jason C.; Chassin, David P. (2011). "Multi-State Load Models for Distribution System Analysis". IEEE Transactions on Power Systems. 26 (4): 2425. doi:10.1109/TPWRS.2011.2132154.
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