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“Demystifying Electric Grid Measurement-Based Modal Analysis” Webinar

A free webinar titled Demystifying Electric Grid Measurement-Based Modal Analysis will be given on June 2 at 3pm Central time by PowerWorld Founder Tom Overbye. Even though this is not a direct PowerWorld seminar, the webinar will cover the background on the modal analysis techniques that are available in PowerWorld.  The webinar is free but registration […]

Simulator v22 Released

We are pleased to announce the release of PowerWorld Simulator version 22. Customers with current maintenance agreements are able to download it immediately. Simulator 22 installs exclusively as a 64-bit version. For a complete list of what’s new in version 22, please see: https://www.powerworld.com/products/simulator/whats-new

PowerWorld Co-Founder Comments on the Recent Weather Related Outages in ERCOT

Tom Overbye, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, and a co-founder of PowerWorld Corporation, has been featured in the media in the past few days commenting on the weather-related outages that have been occurring in Texas in the last week.  For example, his comments were featured […]

Two New Short Courses Utilizing PowerWorld for Fall 2019

If any of you are looking for a short course focused on electric grid dynamics and stability utilizing PowerWorld, we wanted to let you know that one will be offered by Texas A&M in College Station Texas on September 24-26, 2019.  The instructors for this course are PowerWorld co-founder Tom Overbye, PowerWorld superuser Tracy Rolstad, […]

Synthetic Grid Papers

Tom Overbye has recently published two papers regarding synthetic grids, both available online. “Educational Applications of Large Synthetic Power Grids” This paper describes the use of large electric grids in university electric power systems courses. Since much actual power system information is not publicly available, the application of public domain synthetic grids developed by the […]

Frequency Response Videos

These two videos show the frequency response of our 10K synthetic grid to a large generator fault. The first shows the total frequency response, whereas the second one just shows a single mode (0.73 Hz). With new Simulator capabilities, doing this detailed modal analysis is now quite easy. Because this is based on a synthetic […]

Synthetic Cases Including System Dynamics

Researchers at Texas A&M University have released the following video showing the frequency of a synthetic power system oscillating over time.  The video was created using PowerWorld Simulator and a synthetic power system case, including synthetic transient models.  The case contains no CEII data and may be used by industry participants and researchers to model […]