The overall objective of the Large-Scale System Testbed is to represent large grids of the future, such as that of North America, at several resolution levels for both evaluation of new technologies and to drive research efforts. The success of the testbed enables a comprehensive evaluation of the impact of the changes and new technologies on the operation of future power grids. The models include different scenarios of generation mix and operating scenarios, wide-area measurements, new actuation technologies and new control strategies.
CURENT aims at developing the North America power grid system with better performance and higher efficiency. A power electronic converter based Hardware Universal Grid Emulator (HUGE) will be established to allow testing of different power system architectures as well as integration and demonstration of key technologies on monitoring, control, actuation and visualization as well.