Developing Educational Smart Grid Laboratory for the UAEU

Ahmed M. Gaouda, Ahmed Abd-Rabou, Abdulrahman Daher


The goal of this paper is to present the first stage of developing an educational laboratory to teach smart grid design and implementations for both under graduate and graduate levels. Hampden 180 simulator that represents conventional generation, transmission, and distribution power system is integrated with intelligent electronic devices and tied together in an architecture that provides reliable and fault-tolerant protection, control and monitoring. The upgraded laboratory will demonstrate high level of functionality and satisfying the design and operation objectives of smart grid metering, protection, control, monitoring and communication. Part 2 of this paper will discuss and present the implementation stage.


smart grid, intelligent electronic devices, wireless sensors, power simulator

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International Journal of Online and Biomedical Engineering (iJOE) – eISSN: 2626-8493
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