Software Patches

August 24, 2012

Features and Improvements

  • General: Supplemental Data can now be used with Custom Model Expressions.
  • Transient Stability: Added CSV file format for Play In structure so that data can be read and written to facilitate quickly getting data into Simulator for plotting comparison purposes.
  • Bug Fixes

    • Auxiliary Files (SCRIPT and DATA Sections): When writing out center x and y locations for display objects and then reading them back in through an AXD the objects would not show up in the correct location. This has been fixed.
    • Available Transfer Capability (ATC) Tool: Before calculating the linear step after solving the contingency when using the full contingency iterated method, restore the max and min gen limits and participation factor. These could get changed during the contingency solution and only the original values are applicable for calculating the linear step.
    • General: When using the MAX GEN INC and MAX GEN DEC options for determining injection group participation factors, units will now abide by their limits. Previously, the limits were being ignored which could result in negative participation factors.
    • General: Fixed scaling loads from the Scale dialog when using the Scale Only AGCAble Generation and Load option. Now only the AGCable loads will scale, but the non-agcable loads will figure into the total. The user sets the scaling factor/total load that is desired and internally Simulator determines the new scaling factor for the AGCAble load only so that the AGCAble load is adjusted. When the AGCable load is then added to the non-agcable load, the result will be the desired scaling factor/total load.
    • PV and QV Curve (PVQV) Tool: Modified the "New Plots" to force enough digits on the axis so that variation can be seen.
    • QV Curve Tool: If the base case power flow solution fails to solve at the beginning of a QV run and we are not making the base case solvable, the tool should now fail gracefully and produce an appropriate error message. Previously, the run could freeze and could leave the case in an unknown state.
    • Transient Stability: Modified the plotting to force enough digits on the axis so that variation can be seen.
    • Transient Stability: For the REMCMP model, set the remote bus to the terminal bus if the remote bus cannot be found. This could result when making two-bus equivalent cases.
    • Transient Stability: Fixed memory leaks associated with TSGetResults script command.
    • Transient Stability: Added ability to delete Transient Limit Monitors.