News

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

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 […]

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 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)

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 […]