Software for Students
If you would like to use Simulator for your studies and research there are three options:
(1) Download the free 13-bus version linked here.
(2) Purchase the Glover/Overbye/Sarma Power Systems Analysis and Design textbook (ISBN-13: 978-1-305-63213-4) Download the software from the link provided in the book, which provides a 40 bus version.
(3) Ask your professor to email firstname.lastname@example.org for information on purchasing an academic license for your university.
PowerWorld Simulator is ideally suited for teaching power systems operations and analysis and for performing research. In fact, the original version of the Simulator software was built as a tool for teaching power systems and presenting power systems analysis results to technical and non-technical audiences alike. Since that time, Simulator has evolved into the highly powerful power systems analysis and visualization platform that it is today.
Simulator has been, and continues to be, used effectively in undergraduate and graduate level classes in power systems operation, control, and analysis. Concepts are presented simply, yet the software has sufficient detail to challenge advanced engineering students.