Double PHIL configuration of the ICCS NTUA lab infrastructure

The ERIGrid consortium is organising a webinar “PHIL simulation for DER and smart grids: best practices and experiences from the ERIGrid project” on 5 December 2017 at 11:00 – 12.30 CET.


Power Hardware in the Loop (PHIL) simulation is considered as one of the prevailing methods for the future testing of DER and smart grid technologies. Physical power equipment, such as DER inverters, are connected to real-time simulated active networks, achieving comprehensive testing in realistic and flexible conditions.


PM15A30F03 Triphase power module at ICCS NTUA

This webinar will focus on the following topics:

– Characteristics of PHIL simulation

– Stability, accuracy issues, interface topologies and stabilisation methods

– PHIL tests that show the value of the approach: DER inverters providing ancillary services, voltage-frequency control, microgrids, etc

– Improved Hardware in the Loop (HIL) methods in the ERIGrid project

– Live demonstration of HIL tests


Presenters and contributors:

Panos Kotsampopoulos, PhD, National Technical University of Athens
Georg Lauss, Austrian Institute of Technology
Efren Guillo Sansano, University of Strathclyde
Ron Brandl, Fraunhofer IWES
Van Hoa Nguyen, PhD, Grenoble Institute of Technology
Marios Maniatopoulos, National Technical University of Athens

Registration deadline: 30 November 2017

To register please send your contact information (full name, company, position) to Marios Maniatopoulos at [at][.][.]


The webinar is part of the educational and training activities of the EU-funded project ERIGrid – European Research Infrastructure supporting Smart Grid Systems Technology Development, Validation and Roll Out. The main goal of the project is the development of an integrated research infrastructure for smart grid systems and also addressing the lack of system validation approaches for smart grids.


ERIGrid Webinar on PHIL Simulation