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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 […]

New Developments in the Visualization of Wide-Area Electric Grid Information

PowerWorld Corporation is pleased to share information about an upcoming webinar on electric grid wide-area visualization, presented by Professor Thomas J. Overbye of Texas A&M University and sponsored by the Texas A&M Smart Grid Center. The subject matter is not specific to PowerWorld software, but PowerWorld Simulator is used in the examples and demonstrations. The […]

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 […]