Available Transfer Capability (ATC)

The Available Transfer Capability (ATC) add-on allows you to determine the maximum MW transfer possible between two parts of the power system without violating any limits. This is the same calculation commonly performed by system operators or market operators. Simulator ATC is completely integrated with the base Simulator package.

Simulator ATC utilizes advanced linearization methods that allow us to calculate Available Transfer Capability in fractions of a second, even while taking into account more than 1000 contingencies and monitoring thousands of transmission lines and transformers. The results of the Available Transfer Capability add-on provide you a list of limitations to your transfer.

For a presentation on the methods used by Simulator ATC, see Efficient Available Transfer Capability Analysis using Linear Methods.