Software Patches

September 27, 2010

Features and Improvements

  • Available Transfer Capability (ATC) Tool: More modifications for speed of the ATC tool. The overall speed increase from the initial release of Simulator 15 is now between 2 and 6 times for the iterated solution methods and between 4 and 10 times for the Single Linear Step solution methods.
  • Case Information Displays: Modified the editing of data in a case information display (or through an AUX file) so that the string "&ModelExpressionName:8:4" can be entered. A string which starts with the character & will be treated as though the value of the named model expression is being entered in the field. The format of the string will be determine by the last two integer values representing the total number of digits and decimal places.
  • Bug Fixes

    • Power Flow Solution: Fixed access violation that could occur when an AC bus terminal of a multi-terminal DC line was outaged.
    • Transient Stability: Fixed error in determining whether islands have been created related. If a branch was only open at one end it still can create an island and this was not properly accounted for.