Degree Type

Creative Component

Semester of Graduation

Winter 2018


Electrical and Computer Engineering

First Major Professor

Zhaoyu Wang


Master of Science (MS)


Electrical Engineering


In power grid simulation able to provide real time simulation give us an advantage to see how to power gird work in real time and let the electrical power grid operator to make adjustment in a humane time scale much more easily. Before OPAL- RT simulator system been sold in the market in late 1990s, real time simulation of the Electrical Grid is much more difficult. The OPAL-RT simulation system use a dictated computer system and efficient coding to make the power grid simulation runs much faster and able to display the result of the simulation in real time. The OPAL-RT simulation system also has many digital and analog output and input port, which can be use to connect and control many external hardware, by using this feature we can make a hardware in loop simulation to control and read the output of power simulation hardware in real time. The scope of this project is to study how to program the OPAL- RT simulation system to do the hardware simulation. I will also simulate the microgrid during main electrical grid fault using OPAL-RT simulation system and study how to improve the stability of the microgrid during black start after disconnect with the main electrical gird. Finally I will create a hardware in loop simulation to find if the result of the computer simulation match with the hardware in loop simulation.


A creative component paper to partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE NON-THESIS

Copyright Owner

Jin Cui

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