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Simulated Impact of the April 8, 2024 Solar Eclipse on US Solar PV Generation

North America will experience a total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024. Since the path of the eclipse crosses regions with large amounts of solar PV generation, Professor Thomas Overbye of Texas A&M University produced a video that shows the estimated impact of this eclipse on US PV generation. The simulations and visualizations were done […]

Impact of October 2023 Eclipse on Solar PV Generation

An annular solar eclipse will pass over North and South America on Saturday October 14, 2023. Since the path of the eclipse crosses regions with large amounts of solar PV generation, Professor Thomas Overbye of Texas A&M University produced a two-minute video that shows the estimated impact of this eclipse on US PV generation. Since […]

Simulator v23 Released

We are pleased to announce the release of PowerWorld Simulator version 23. It is now available for download by customers with current maintenance agreements. A list of new features in version 23 is available here (https://www.powerworld.com/products/simulator/whats-new).

FirstRate ERCOT 2022 Now Available

The FirstRateTM generator cost model dataset mapped to the ERCOT 2022 planning case series (22SSWG) is now available to subscribers of FirstRate ERCOT. FirstRate models provide basic and essential inputs for use with PowerWorld Simulator OPF software, based on figures published by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). More information about FirstRate is available here, […]

Western Region User Group Meeting

The next PowerWorld User Group Meeting will be held October 5-6, 2022 in Tempe, Arizona. The meeting is open to all PowerWorld Simulator users, though it is anticipated most discussions will be oriented to power system planning and operations issues facing WECC members. Salt River Project (SRP) will host the meeting at the PERA Club […]

New Developments in the Visualization of Wide-Area Electric Grid Information

PowerWorld Corporation is pleased to share information about an upcoming webinar on electric grid wide-area visualization, presented by Professor Thomas J. Overbye of Texas A&M University and sponsored by the Texas A&M Smart Grid Center. The subject matter is not specific to PowerWorld software, but PowerWorld Simulator is used in the examples and demonstrations. The […]

Simulator v21 Released

We are pleased to announce the release of PowerWorld Simulator version 21. Customers with current maintenance agreements are able to download it immediately. Simulator 21 installs exclusively as a 64-bit version. For a complete list of what’s new in version 21, please see: https://www.powerworld.com/products/simulator/whats-new

PowerWorld v20 Released

We are pleased to announce the release of new versions across the PowerWorld line of power system analysis and visualization software. PowerWorld Simulator, PowerWorld Retriever, PowerWorld Trainer, and PowerWorld Viewer are all now on version 20. For a complete list of what’s new in version 20, see:  https://www.powerworld.com/products/simulator/whats-new Simulator 20 now includes a 64-bit version, which […]

Synthetic Power Flow Cases

The Illinois Center for a Smarter Electric Grid (ICSEG), part of the Information Trust Institute (ITI) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is developing synthetic power system models based entirely on publicly available information. These can be used for research and testing without violating confidentiality agreements or Critical Energy Infrastructure Information (CEII) regulations. Models […]

High-Altitude Electromagnetic Pulse (HEMP) Analysis

PowerWorld is developing tools for incorporating HEMP into power flow and transient stability analysis. Professor Tom Overbye of the University of Illinois and PowerWorld co-founder, recently delivered this presentation to the PSERC Industry Advisory Board. Interested customers are encouraged to contact us about beta-testing these tools. (Contact information is listed below.) Visualization The following contour graphics […]