Knowledge Base

Creating Diagrams — Auto-Insert Borders

To insert geographic borders into diagrams, select Insert >> Auto-Insert >> Borders from the main menu. Auto Insert Borders Dialog The PowerWorld border library includes borders for the entire world, as well as Canadian Provinces and state and county borders for the United States. Select multiple borders by holding down the Shift or Ctrl keys while making […]

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July 3, 2012

What does SImulator/Retriever check when validating a case?

Validation checks for both errors that would prevent a case from working properly and for abnormal setup of model objects. Validation errors and warnings are displayed in the Message Log. A sampling of the tasks performed during case validation include: Ensures there is a system slack bus assigned Ensures the slack bus has an attached […]

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July 3, 2012

Can I simulate Electricity Markets with Simulator?

Simulator is an ideal tool to analyze electricity markets. Based on generator bids, load benefit curves and full modeling of the transmission grid, Simulator OPF/SCOPF allows you to determine security-constrained LMP’s at every bus in the system, and thus determine how much the market agents will have to pay or be paid in the market. […]

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July 3, 2012

What formats can Simulator read?

Simulator can read text file formats such as PTI PSS/E (*.raw) and GE PSLF (*.epc). These formats are commonly used by ISOs, RTOs, and regulators to publish power flow models for members and other interested parties. Simulator is read and write compatible with raw file versions 23 through 32 and epc versions 17 and earlier. […]

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July 3, 2012

PowerWorld Simulator Help Files

Save these files by right-clicking on the link and selecting “Save Target As …” or “Save Link As …”, saving the zip file to a location you’ll remember, and then extracting Pwrworld.chm into your PowerWorld Simulator directory (C:\Program Files\PowerWorld\Simulator by default). Note: For the PowerWorld Simulator Help Files, right-click on the file after extracting, select Properties, and click […]

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June 29, 2012

PowerWorld Simulator User Guides

Simulator 16 User Guide Simulator 14 User Guide Simulator 13 User Guide Simulator 12 User Guide Simulator 11 User Guide Simulator 10 User Guide Simulator 9 User Guide Simulator 8 User Guide Simulator 7 User Guide Simulator 6 User Guide

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June 29, 2012

FirstRate User Guide

Provides a general description of using the FirstRate Generator Cost Model with PowerWorld Simulator. To save the file to your hard drive for easier viewing, right-click on the link and select “Save Target As …” or “Save Link As …”. FirstRate User Guide

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June 29, 2012

Auxiliary File Format

Latest Auxiliary File Format (within WebHelp)  – updated The list below are PDF documents with the format described. To save these files to your hard drive for easier viewing, right-click on the link and select “Save Target As …” or “Save Link As …”. Auxiliary File Format 22 – updated Auxiliary File Format 21 – updated   Auxiliary […]

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June 29, 2012