FH Bielefeld
University of
Applied Sciences

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Living Lab for 
Smart Energy Applications


Laboraufbau SEAP / AGNES

The Smart Energy Applications (SEAp) laboratory serves to validate intelligent control algorithms for the provision of flexibilities through sector coupling for grids with a high proportion of renewable energies. The focus is on the use of Power2Mobility or Vehicle2Grid applications. Special competences are the modeling of power systems in a cellular approach with a high share of renewable energies, the modeling of flexibilities in the grid and the use of µPMUs in distribution grids. The hardware-in-the-loop (HiL) test bed in the kilowatt range with renewable energy generation (PV and wind), cogeneration, electric vehicle fleet, stationary battery storage, electric load and conventional grid feed-in can be used to develop and test procedures for the autonomous control of grid cells.


The real-time grid simulator provides an API for Python that allows control algorithms for smart grids to be integrated into our testbed. These algorithms are validated in HiL. Additionally, we have the possibility to integrate newly developed smart systems into our testbed, to model the integration of renewable energy or electric vehicles into existing grids and to test their effects. 

The test bed components are: 

  • Hardware simulations of wind turbines, PV plants, combined heat and power plants.
  • Load simulations
  • Simulations of electric vehicles

Further components are:

  • Fuel cells
  • battery storage
  • real-time grid simulator
  • µPMUs