Felgner, F.; Meiers, J.; Exel, L.; Frey, G.: Design of Distributed Energy Systems - Role and Requirements of Modeling and Simulation. Proceedings of the 19th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation (ETFA 2014), 5p, Barcelona, Spain, Sept. 2014. 


The interconnection of distributed generation units has a significant impact on the performance of an energy system. In this paper, challenges in designing grid-connected and islanded distributed energy systems (DES) are described and a concept of simulation models in the component-oriented modeling language Modelica® is presented, wherein simulation models are divided into physically detailed and physically abstracted models.