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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 […]

New Synthetic Power Flow Cases

A new website has been added by Texas A&M University providing a repository of publicly available, non-confidential synthetic power system test cases, including cases with up to 2000 buses. Electric Grid Test Cases This repository includes cases in a number of formats; you can also download a synthetic 2000 bus PWB here (and its corresponding PWD)

Tom Overbye to Move to Texas A&M

PowerWorld is pleased to announce that Tom Overbye, the original developer of the PowerWorld software and a co-founder of the company, has accepted a position at Texas A&M University as a TEES Distinguished Research Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department.   This appointment is anticipated to start on or before January of 2017. Dr. […]

PowerWorld Authored Article in the Journal of the Chinese Academy of Engineering

Link Abstract The installation of vast quantities of additional new sensing and communication equipment, in conjunction with building the computing infrastructure to store and manage data gathered by this equipment, has been the first step in the creation of what is generically referred to as the “smart grid” for the electric transmission system. With this […]

Sample Animation: TS with Sustained Oscillations

We have another sample Transient Stability animation created using Simulator 19: it plays out an artificial scenario in real time on a 2000 bus equivalent system that creates sustained oscillations in a couple of generators. (Note that this scenario is meant only to demonstrate Simulator’s toolset, not to model the actual behavior of an existing power system) […]