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POWER SYSTEM COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN

As power systems evolve, the need for accurate, intuitive simulation tools becomes more and more important.

PSCAD enables the user to schematically construct a circuit, run a simulation, analyse the results, and manage the data in a completely integrated, graphical environment. Online plotting functions, controls and meters are also included, enabling the user to alter system parameters during a simulation run, and thereby view the effects while the simulation is in progress.

PSCAD comes complete with a library of pre-programmed and tested simulation models, ranging from simple passive elements and control functions, to more complex models, such as electric machines, full-on FACTS devices, transmission lines and cables.

PSCAD has benefited from over 40 years of continuous research and development. Today, approximately 35000 PSCAD licenses are used by over 2500 organizations in 80 countries.

PSCAD / EMTDC employs parallel processing techniques to exploit the power of computers, running multiple-core processors, to significantly reduce simulation times. Extremely large and complicated power system can be broken up and simulated many times faster when the processing work is spread over multiple cores, using the Parallel Network Interface (PNI) feature.

Our easy-to-use interface, parallel processing, and automation and scripting features offer unrivaled reliability, speed, and accuracy in a range of applications:

  • Insulation coordination: lightning, switching, TOV, and TRV
  • Harmonics, ferroresonance, and power quality
  • Power electronics: HVDC and FACTS
  • Wind, solar, and distributed generation
  • Protection and relays
  • Equipment failure analysis
  • Control system design and tuning

Why should I choose PSCAD/EMTDC?

EMTDC represents and solves differential equations in the time domain, and electrical quantities are calculated based on a fixed time step. Most of the competitors, such as load-flow and transient stability programs are instead based on phasor-domain solution engines. Since these tools work with steady-state equations to represent the power system, they can output only fundamental frequency magnitude and phase information.

It takes advantage of parallel computing technique, the use of HPC platforms can massively increase the simulation efficiency and reduce the time required to extract the results.

Power electronic devices and advanced control systems can easily be added inside any PSCAD/EMTDC model. EMTDC may also be used in its Multiple Run mode, which enables the possibility to automatically perform multiple simulations on the same case, while changing one or more variables each run, to find an optimum response to a disturbance or a worst-case working condition for a system.

MAIN FEATURES
Comprehensive models library
Advanced control schemes
Blackboxing module
Optimization
HPC-enabled
Integration with MATLAB/Simulink
EXAMPLES OF STUDIES
Insulation coordination
Steep front and fast front studies
FACTS devices
Power quality
Lightning strikes and faults effect
Filter design
FIELD OF APPLICATION
Electrical power system
Renewable energy
HVDC link
Wind power
Utility
Smart grid
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