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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 […]

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!