The Centre for Future Energy Networks (CFEN) at the University of Sydney is well-equipped with a state-of-the-art facility and software to support the research.
The microgrid testbed and outdoor testing station are available for diverse projects, as shown in the photo. The simulation platforms are based on RTDS and Opal-RT, available at CFEN. The 4-quadrant power amplifier and PV array simulator are from the German company, Spitzenberger & Spies, to support real-time emulation with high accuracy. With the electronic loads and battery pack, the platform is feasible for the development and testing of grid-following and grid-forming inverters. It is also a safe and reliable environment for research and evaluating control algorithms, such as the hierarchical control scheme to support grid stability and maximize the economic benefit of microgrids.