The Systems Integration Testbed has been designed as an evaluation platform for testing the performance of energy devices and algorithms when integrated into real and simulated system environments. The combined computing, energy harvesting and storage, and simulation capabilities are ideal for testing dynamic power management algorithms.
The UW Campus Energy Control Center provides users with data from devices and systems across campus, including photovoltaic panels installed on university buildings by UW Solar, smart meter data from all campus buildings, and a building-scale battery located on campus.
Real-time digital simulation allows researchers to model commercial and grid-scale system performance under normal and extreme conditions. The simulator’s integrated computing, energy harvesting and storage, and simulation capabilities allow for testing of dynamic algorithms.
A 40 kWh/30 kW battery system with bidirectional capability can be used to test the limits of innovative battery management systems and for energy management during grid-scale simulations.