PowerWorld Simulator is an interactive power system simulation package designed to simulate high voltage power system operation on a time frame ranging from several minutes to several days. The software contains a highly effective power flow analysis package capable of efficiently solving systems of up to 250,000 buses.

Simulator Features

  • Intuitive, User-Friendly GUI
  • Model Explorer
  • Interactive, Animated Diagrams
  • Automated Diagram Creation and Modification Tools
  • Compatibility with Industry Standard File Formats
  • Area Generation Control (AGC)
  • Difference Flows
  • Fault Analysis
  • Scripting Language
  • Customer Support

Simulator Add-Ons

PowerWorld offers several optional add-ons in addition to the base Simulator Package. The full version of Simulator includes all the add-ons, which can be unlocked by purchasing a software key.

Available Transfer Capability (ATC)

Determine the maximum MW transfer possible between two parts of the power system without violating any limits.

Distributed Computing

Leverage multi-processor hardware and network Resources for faster analys.

Geomagnetically Induced Current (GIC)

Model and evaluate the risk posed by geomagnetic disturbances, such as solar storms

Integrated Topology Processing

Access full unification of planning and operations at three levels: format, model and application environment.

Optimal Power Flow Analysis Tool (OPF)

Optimally dispatch generation while simultaneously enforcing transmission line and interface limits.


Take advantage of the power of automation to extend the functionality of PowerWorld Simulator to any external program that you write.

Transient Stability

Utilize powerful dynamic simulation with the simplicity only PowerWorld can deliver.

Voltage Stability (PVQV)

Analyze a power system’s static voltage stability margins.

Real World Solutions

See how Simulator is used for: