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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.

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 […]

Weather Information Webinar

While this is not a PowerWorld seminar, it is by PowerWorld co-Founder Tom Overbye and he will be previewing some of the new PowerWorld version 23 functionality for direct inclusion of weather information in the power flow. Title: An Approach for the Direct Inclusion of Weather Information in the Power Flow Date and Time: July 13, 2022, […]

“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 […]