GIC Time Varying Electric Field Example
PowerWorld Simulator supports binary and text file formats for time and spatially-varying geomagnetic disturbance (GMD) surface electric field inputs. This format allows development of detailed solar storm scenarios based on historic events or 3D earth conductivity models.
- Sample (B3D binary format) based on June 22, 2015 event , over footprint of the U.S. State of Tennessee.
- Slides describe how to work with the file. (The TN150 sample case and one-line diagram are available here.)
- The following videos visualize the event on a synthetic power grid (contains no Critical Energy Infrastructure Information):
Electric Field Contour
Transformer Reactive Power Losses Geospatial time-varying surface electric fields developed from National Science Foundation, Award Number 1520864; T. J. Overbye, PhD, Texas A&M University, Principal Investigator; J. Gannon, PhD, Computational Physics, Inc., Contributor.
October 15, 2018