ECCE 2009 - IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition

Event Information

Start Date: 20 Sep, 2009
End Date: 24 Sep, 2009
Location: http://www.ecce2009.org/
Link: http://www.ecce2009.org/

Technical Papers Presented By Opal-RT

This paper describes a versatile, multi-domain, large power grid real-time digital simulator. Its ability to conduct multiple tests for protection coordination studies is described. A large grid model built using the EMTP-RV software and simulated in real-time using the eMEGAsim platform’s EMTP-RT software tool is described. A discussion and comparisons on the different solvers offered with both simulation environments are made. Comparisons between offline and Real-Time simulations are made using superimposed fault condition waveforms. Finally, multiple random tests are performed on the featured power system model and analyzed using the eMEGAsim simulator’s software package.

This paper presents a modern PC-based real-time simulator using the latest INTEL quad-core processors to simulate a relatively large power system. The performance of the simulator is evaluated by comparing the results of different contingencies in two different simulation environments. A large grid model built using the EMTP-RV software and simulated in real-time using the eMEGAsim platform’s EMTP-RT software tool is described. Comparisons between the off-line and the Real-Time simulations are made using superimposed steady-state and fault condition waveforms.