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Adding Multiple Generators and Performing Contingency Analysis

Auxiliary File: NewGeneratorsCTG.aux PowerWorld Case: B7OPF.pwb PowerWorld Oneline: B7OPF.pwd Output Files: NewGeneratorContingencyReport.txt (Right-click on the above files and select Save Target As to save them to your computer.) In this example we add two generators to the case and then solve the power flow, run contingency analysis and produce a contingency analysis report. There are […]

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June 29, 2012

Use Spreadsheets to Create or Modify Model Objects

PowerWorld Simulator’s abilities can be extended to include all the power of a spreadsheet application such as Microsoft Excel or Corel Quattro Pro.  A simple example is presented here to get you started on this powerful feature. Consider the simple seven-bus system (B7FLAT.pwb) provided with the software. B7FLAT Sample Case One-Line Diagram We are going […]

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June 28, 2012

New Generation Study

Auxiliary File: NewGenStudy.aux PowerWorld Case: B7OPF.pwb PowerWorld Oneline: B7OPF.pwd Output Files: NewGenBefore.aux, NewGenAfter.aux, NewGenCTGBefore.txt, NewGenCTGAfter.txt (Right-click on the above files and select Save Target As to save them to your computer.) In this example we will add a new generator to a seven-bus system. We will first solve the power flow, run contingency analysis, calculate PTDFs, and save data to files. Then […]

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June 28, 2012

Contingency Analysis and Changing Data with Filters

Auxiliary File: CTG_Filters.aux PowerWorld Case: B7OPF.pwb PowerWorld Oneline: B7OPF.pwd Output Files: CTG_Filters_BeforeReport.txt, CTG_Filters_AfterReport.txt (Right-click on the above files and select Save Target As to save them to your computer.) A script can be used to perform contingency analysis. In this example we will perform contingency analysis on a 7-bus system and produce a report. Next, we will change some data […]

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June 28, 2012

Creating an Equivalent System

Auxiliary File: Equivalence.aux PowerWorld Case: B7OPF.pwb PowerWorld Oneline: B7OPF.pwd Output Files: none (Right-click on the above files and select Save Target As to save them to your computer.) In this example we will use a script to create an equivalent system for one area in a seven-bus case. The auxiliary file contains three script sections: Base solves the […]

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June 28, 2012

Auxiliary Files

PowerWorld has combined a script language with auxiliary data formats to automate routine tasks.  To help you get started writing scripts for PowerWorld Simulator, we have provided several short examples: Creating an Equivalent System Contingency Analysis and Changing Data with Filters New Generation Study Adding Multiple Generators and Performing Contingency Analysis Moving and Combining Generators […]

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June 28, 2012

Creating Diagrams: Auto-Insert Buses/Substations

PowerWorld can store geographic latitude/longitude coordinates for bus and substation objects.  You can automatically insert these objects into your system diagrams using either the specified geographic coordinates, or x/y coordinates imported from a file. Note: Auto-insert buses is only for inserting bus objects on the diagram representing existing data. In other words, you cannot use […]

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June 28, 2012

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

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