Description: Lodz University of Technology is one of the biggest universities in Poland with approximately 20,000 students and about 1,550 academic staff members. The University consists of 10 Faculties, which then are divided into departments and institutes. The main research activity of the Institute of Electrical Power Engineering encompasses distributed generation (including renewables) and its integration with electrical power grid, quality of supply, microgrids, optimisation of network and power plant operation, electricity markets, power system modelling and simulation as well as optimisation of lighting networks and devices.
Electrical protection relays test lab
Description: Performance and reliability tests
High Voltage lab
Description: High Voltage laboratory equipped with HV Surge Generator; Design and construction of HV impulse generators; HV insulation tests
Laboratory of Distributed Energy Resources
Description: Laboratory of Distributed Generation serves for testing the integration of distributed generation with the distribution power networks. The laboratory network is built based on the model of the distribution MV/LV network with a nominal power of 70 kVA. The main laboratory infrastructure equipment includes: -energy storage devices (flywheel, supercapacitors and SMA lead-acid battery systems), – EV emulator (for V2G services), – stationary and sun-tracking PV panels, – wind generators, – PEM fuel cell system, – gas microturbine system, – and controllable loads. Whole infrastructure is managed utilizing SCADA system. Additionally, the Laboratory of Distributed Energy Resources is equipped with: Real Time Digital Simulator (RTDS) connected to EmTest Netwave multifunctional 60 kVA 3-phase AC/DC source with power recovery module, the four-leg DSTATCOM compensator, active power filter and Fluke 1760 power quality analyzers.
Lighting and electrical equipment test lab
Description: IEC 17025 Accreditation
Network control systems lab
Description: BTC PRINS SCADA was implemented in the DER Laboratory in the Institute of Electrical Power Engineering at Lodz University of Technology in order to properly integrate, control and measure devices and network in the laboratory. The control can be accomplished from both dialogue computers designed for the SCADA system at the side of the Institute, and from anywhere in the world.
Power Quality lab
Description: Field testing using high class measurement equipment; Emission and immunity testing of LV electrical devices
Description: Grid analysis tools: PSCAD EMTDC, RSCAD, MATLAB, LabView, DasyLab, PowerFactory, ATP-EMTP; PSCAD library of DERs and power electronics; Transient and steady-state simulation studies
Quality Management:All laboratories are certified according to ISO9001:2008.