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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 […]

GIC Visualizations with Geographic Data View

PowerWorld Simulator’s geographic data view tool is uniquely suited for creating wide-area visualization of geomagnetic induced current (GIC) flow. In this example, substations are denoted by circles, sized proportionally to the GIC in the neutral. The color denotes whether GIC is flowing into or out of the ground at the substation. This simulation incorporates the NERC Benchmark GMD Event […]

New PowerWorld Simulator-Created Images

PowerWorld founder Professor Tom Overbye created these rich images in PowerWorld Simulator using a one-line diagram and unified North American power flow models. They demonstrate how Simulator can be used to provide “overview” visualizations, that might be of interest to a wide audience that might include management, media, government, and the general public. The images […]

GMD Vulnerability Assessment and NERC TPL-007-1

We recently developed a spreadsheet template for analyzing transformer thermal response due to geomagnetically induced current (GIC), as described in the NERC Transformer Thermal Impact Assessment White Paper. Details for this and for modeling of the NERC Benchmark GMD Event are provided in these knowledge-base articles. We will extend an offer to our North American […]

Physical Security Metrics in PowerWorld Simulator

On March 7, 2014, FERC issued an order directing NERC “to submit for approval one or more Reliability Standards that will require certain registered entities to take steps or demonstrate that they have taken steps to address physical security risks and vulnerabilities related to the reliable operation of the Bulk-Power System.” PowerWorld Simulator can easily […]