User Guide

Co-simulation is a powerful analysis technique that allows simulators of different domains to interact through the course of the simulation, typically by dynamically exchanging information that defines boundary conditions for other simulators. HELICS is a co-simulation platform that has been designed to allow integration of these simulators across a variety of computation platforms and languages. HELICS has been designed with power system simulation in mind (GridLAB-D, GridDyn, MATPOWER, OpenDSS, PSLF, InterPSS, FESTIV) but is general enough to support a wide variety of simulators and co-simulation tasks. Support for other domains is anticipated to increase over time.