Knowledge Base

Creating Diagrams: Auto-Insert Other Objects

Once you have inserted bus, substation, area or zone objects onto your diagram, you can automatically insert other display objects that already exist as part of the power system model.  Select Insert >> Auto-Insert from the main menu, then select the object type you would like to insert.  Users can choose among lines, generators, loads, interfaces, and […]

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June 28, 2012

Modifying Diagrams

 Selecting and formatting objects To select a single object, left-click on the object. You can then format the object by using the options available from the Format menu. To select multiple objects use Shift Select, Select Region, or Select by Criteria (see below); then use the options available on the Format menu to format all […]

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June 28, 2012

Creating Diagrams – Insert Palettes

Once you have created your system model and loaded it in to PowerWorld, you can use insert palettes to drag-and-drop buses, substations, areas or zones on to your system diagrams. Select Insert >> Show Insert Palette for >> Buses from the main menu. The dialog shown below opens Insert Palette To insert a display object, left-click on […]

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June 28, 2012

Creating Diagrams – Default Drawing Values

The Default Drawing Values for New Objects dialog (shown below) allows you to specify the formatting to be applied to new display objects and to save or load the formatting styles to an auxiliary file.  Select Options >> Default Drawing Values from the main menu to open the dialog. Default Drawing Values Dialog Please consult Simulator Help for information on using […]

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June 28, 2012

Approximate Model of European Interconnected System as a Benchmark System to Study Effects of Cross-Border Trades

Professor Janusz W. Bialek of the University of Edinburgh, UK has developed a European system model in PowerWorld Simulator to benchmark and analyze cross-border trades. The model is referenced in the paper: Q. Zhou, J.W. Bialek; “Approximate Model of European Interconnected System as a Benchmark System to Study Effects of Cross-Border Trades”, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Vol. […]

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May 1, 2005

Competition Requires Transmission Capacity: The Case of the U.S. Northeast

The following cases were used to generate their respective figures in the July 2000 article in Regulation magazine entitled: “Competition Requires Transmission Capacity:  The Case of the U.S. Northeast”.  All files in the below list are *.zip files containing PowerWorld Binary (*.pwb) and PowerWorld Display (*.pwd) files.  These cases may be viewed using PowerWorld Viewer, which is available here for free download.  […]

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July 1, 2000