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Adding Voltage Compensation to a Generator Model

Generator Voltage Compensation The input signal to Exciter models is a voltage signal (often labeled as either Vc or Ec on a block diagram).  In the simplest form this is just the per unit voltage magnitude of the terminal bus of the generator.  However, sometimes instead of using that voltage signal directly, the voltage is compensated by attempting to control […]

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October 19, 2016

EMP Simulation Example

NOTE: This example requires PowerWorld Simulator version 20 beta. Please contact us if you are interested in testing and evaluating this software. PowerWorld is developing the capability to analyze the E3 effects of a high-altitude electromagnetic pulse (HEMP) attack on the power system. Algorithms are based on Oak Ridge National Laboratory research. To perform a sample […]

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June 24, 2016

Using Contingency Categories for monitoring of different voltage deviation limits for different contingencies

Previous knowledge base articles have covered both Monitoring voltages for Post Contingency Voltage Drop Criteria Monitoring which covered how to monitor all buses in the system for a particular voltage drop. How to specify different Voltage Deviation Limits for different buses in Contingency Analysis which did a similar thing but allowed the criteria to be […]

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September 30, 2015

WECC RAS and Contingency Workshop Materials

PowerWorld Corporation staff led a RAS Modeling Workshop at WECC offices on May 27 – 29, 2015 in Salt Lake City.  This workshop consisted generally of the following material. 3 hours of pure presentations 4 hours of basic software training on PowerWorld Simulator 7 hours of hands-on workshop with engineers from throughout WECC sitting down to model […]

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June 2, 2015

Optimal Power Flow with Load Dispatch

Download the example files. These examples show how Simulator’s Optimal Power Flow (OPF) may be used with dispatchable loads to relive transmission overloading. First, the OPF may be used with the minimum control change objective function. Here, the “cost” of changing a control (generator or load output) is the same for each MW of change […]

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January 5, 2015

Interactive Tutorial

This tutorial features a fictitious power system the size of a medium-sized city. The simulations explore several facets of power system planning and operations, including: addition or removal of transmission facilities addition, de-rating, or removal of generating resources demand response and use of customer-owned generation, such as rooftop solar physical or cyber attack on a […]

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December 3, 2014

User Defined Model Documentation

Sample Files and Code For the Basic User: Sample DLLs and Test Case for Exciter, Governor, Machine, and Stabilizer For the Advanced Developer: Sample code projects for Exciter, Governor, Machine, Stabilizer, and Load Guides Quick Start for User Defined Models User Defined Model Tutorial Developers Guide for User Defined Models

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June 16, 2014

D-FACTS Quick-Start Tutorial

Distributed Flexible AC Transmission System (D-FACTS) devices or “smart wires” change the effective line impedance of the transmission line on which they are installed.  The Knowledge Base Article is a quick-start tutorial that introduces D-FACTS devices and how to use them in PowerWorld Simulator.  This is a short hands-on training session with slides and sample cases. […]

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January 15, 2014

Motor Load Starting using Transient Stability

Note: Download a small sample case at the following link which is used in this demonstrate: MotorStart Case Note: Starting in the July 10, 2013 patch of Simulator 17, a modification was made to automatically change the integration time step for the entire simulation when induction motors (loads) or induction machine (generators) drop below 0.1 per […]

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July 2, 2013

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