A France-Canada Industrial Research Chair to Address Power System Disruptions

An industrial research chair has just been launched at the Polytechnique Montréal, Canada. It brings together students, researchers and professors, as well as internationally renowned industrial partners such as CRSNG / Hydro-Québec / RTE / EDF and OPAL-RT. The team will be studying the simulation of transient phenomena in power transmission networks.Read Press Release

International User Conference OPAL-RT : Munich, June 7-8, 2016

OPAL-RT TECHNOLOGIES opened its European division in Paris, in December 2009 and, only a few months later, organized its very first conference for OPAL-RT’s European users. Backed by a very active European user community, OPAL-RT Europe planned several subsequent events, User Conferences, dedicated solely to them in Paris in 2010 and 2013, and Barcelona in 2015.Read Press Release

OPAL-RT TECHNOLOGIES named Company of the Year at the Mercuriades 2016 Awards

OPAL-RT TECHNOLOGIES, world leader in real-time simulation is proud to announce it has won two awards at the Mercuriades 2016 contest. The company received the most prestigious title,Company of the Year SMB, as well as the prize for the International Market Development, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, category.Read Press Release

E.ON Energy Research Center builds first interface between OPAL-RT and RTDS Technologies real-time simulators, opens a new era of collaborative research opportunities

The mission of the E.ON Energy Research Center at RWTH Aachen University, Germany, is to study the potentials of energy savings, energy efficiency and sustainable energy supplies. Being a public-private partnership between industry and the scientific community, the E.ON Energy Research Center strongly believes in the collaboration between research facilities.Read Press Release

Real-time simulation: a common point for DERlab R&D institutes

DERlab is the acronym for the European Distributed Energy Resources Laboratories professional association. Its goal is to facilitate the integration of decentralized renewable energy sources into the main grid, most notably by working to implement common standards and quality criteria. Since 2008, the association has offered testing and consulting services to help the transition toward less centralized networks.Read Press Release

Women’s place in engineering: OPAL-RT rewarded for its commitment

Convinced that each company must be socially responsible, OPAL-RT has always done its best to recruit qualified women, regardless of the job. This year marks the first time the company has achieved parity between male and female employees in its offices in France. Today, this division counts 6 men and 6 women, working side by side on a daily basis.Read Press Release

OPAL-RT Launches eHS Gen3, the New Generation of Real-Time Power Electronics Simulation Toolbox

OPAL-RT TECHNOLOGIES launched today its third-generation real-time power electronics simulation toolbox. eHS Gen3, a performance-driven update designed to bring even more power and accuracy to FPGA simulation scenarios while simultaneously improving ease-of-use and system compatibility.Read Press Release

OPAL-RT TECHNOLOGIES Pushes Connectivity with Release of OP4520 FPGA Processor and I/O Expansion Unit

OPAL-RT TECHNOLOGIES announced today the product release of the OP4520 FPGA processor and I/O expansion unit for HIL and RCP simulators. The OP4520 advances the OP4500 family of compact real-time digital simulators from OPAL-RT by adding Xilinx Kintex-7 FPGA capability to provide additional I/O connectivity to existing simulators.Read Press Release

Simulating Microgrids with OPAL-RT’s Real Time Platforms

Contrary to classic grids that self-regulate relatively easily, microgrids integrate intermittent and unreliable renewable energy sources. This type of energy, that we do not directly control (we cannot make the sun shine brighter or the wind blow softer), therefore requires complex control systems to regulate flow of the grid’s power, voltage and frequency.Read Press Release