Symposium In Honor Of M.A. Pai

September 16, 2015

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: There is no registration fee.

GIC Visualizations with Geographic Data View

July 14, 2015

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

February 18, 2015

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 […]

GMD Vulnerability Assessment and NERC TPL-007-1

February 17, 2015

We recently developed a spreadsheet template for analyzing transformer thermal response due to geomagnetically induced current (GIC), as described in the NERC Transformer Thermal Impact Assessment White Paper. Details for this and for modeling of the NERC Benchmark GMD Event are provided in these knowledge-base articles. We will extend an offer to our North American […]

PowerWorld Simulator 18

May 29, 2014

PowerWorld Simulator 18 has been released! Version 18 includes hundreds of enhancements to existing features, as well as many new features.  The concentration of improvements has been in the Contingency Analysis tool, PV Curve (PVQV) add-on, and Transient Stability (TS) add-on. A complete listing of what’s new in version 18 may be found here or at the beginning of […]