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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 […]

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) […]

PowerWorld v19 Released

PowerWorld is pleased to announce the release of the latest version of its line of power system analysis tools.  PowerWorld Simulator, PowerWorld Retriever, and PowerWorld Viewer are all now on version 19.  Emails have been sent to all organizations with current license agreements that include instructions on how to download and install the new version.   […]

Animated Transient Stability Contingencies in v19

Continuing to expand the visualization tools at your disposal, in Simulator Version 19 we’ve simplified the process of creating fully animated sequences showing the effects of a contingency by exporting frames at a specified interval during simulation.  Check out some sample animations here!

Symposium In Honor Of M.A. Pai

PowerWorld Corporation is co-hosting a symposium at the University of Illinois in honor of M.A. Pai, Professor Emeritus in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. This symposium will be held in Urbana, Illinois, on October 15, 2015. For details, and to register for the symposium, please visit: http://energy.ece.illinois.edu/paifest/. There is no registration fee.

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 […]