Internship – Co-simulation OpenModelica – EMTP-RV

SuperGrid Institute

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SuperGrid Institute brings together 180 employees, of 28 different nationalities who work together within a dynamic environment in the city of Lyon. As an independent research and innovation center, we are dedicated to developing technologies for the future power transmission system, the “supergrid”, including HVDC & MVDC technologies.

As a multi-disciplinary research center with advanced simulation capabilities & multiple test platforms, including numerous associated laboratories, SuperGrid Institute uses its comprehensive expertise to provide a wide range of services and solutions to support our customers in developing power systems, equipment and components. We specialize in system architecture and work on ensuring network security and stability while allowing for the integration of intermittent renewable energy sources. Find out more by visiting our website:

General Context

Most program Architecture and System research activities are based on power system simulation. Therefore, program Architecture and System ability to develop advanced research in the field of power transmission system requires to use adequate power system simulation models and tools, which in many instances do not exist on the shelve, and must be developed, implemented and validated as part of the research process. Program Architecture and System is focused on studying HVDC grids and hybrid AC-DC grids. Simulation of such system is complex, since HVDC grids are based on complex power electronic converters and their control systems, which accurate modelling isn’t simple.

Supergrids modelling and simulation group objective is to develop accurate simulation models and platform to study HVDC grids.

Objectives / Missions

Electrical networks are studied using several simulation tools, most of them commercial. New opensource tools based on the Modelica language are under development. SuperGrid Institute participates in these developments, both in tools (solvers, etc.) and in models (component and grid models in phasor formalism). As part of our research, we want to develop and test a co-simulation tool between OpenModelica and EMTP-RV.

Objectives :

Explore the possibilities of EMTP-RV co-simulation and test the SuperGrid co-simulation tool between OpenModelica and EMTP-RV.

Missions :

  • Getting started with OpenModelica (internal training);
  • Getting started with EMTP-RV (internal training);
  • Explore and test the possibilities of EMTP-RV co-simulation: FMU export …
  • Test the SuperGrid Institute co-simulation tool between models from OpenModelica and others from EMTP-RV;
  • Depending on the progress, replay the tests with the PSCAD software;
  • In case of blocking in the possibilities of EMTP-RV, the internship will have to rule on these limits and may evolve into another co-simulation mission between Matlab and EMTP-RV (code generation from Matlab).

Candidate Profile

Master or engineering school student in the last year of his/her studies. The required skills for this internship research topic are good knowledge in electrical systems, power network, simulation modelling and control.

Other information

Applications should be sent to the following address:

SuperGrid Institute is an equal opportunities employer. We respect and value the diversity of our employees, their backgrounds and their professional experience. We believe in equality and take affirmative action to ensure that discrimination has no place in our recruitment process nor our company.

Job Features

Job CategoryInternship / Stage
Contract TypeInternship
Duration5-6 months
Start DateSeptember 2021
Place of workVilleurbanne

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