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Helping the World Build Better Products

Real-time simulation is enabling the world’s visionaries to make innovative ideas a reality.  OPAL-RT empowers engineers and researchers with accessible, cutting-edge, real-time simulation technology to accelerate the development of better products and more reliable energy transmission.

Since 1997, industries including automotive, aerospace, power electronics and power generation have increasingly turned to OPAL-RT, transforming the company into a world leader in real-time simulation and Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) testing equipment for electrical, electro-mechanical and power electronics systems.

What We Do, Where We Are Going

Our mission
Help its customers reduce their costs and delays for complex mechanical and electrical system design, prototyping and testing, by providing high-performance simulation systems that are open and easy-to-use, utilizing commercial technology optimized for parallel computing, with the ultimate goal of making real-time simulation efficient, precise and accessible to all.

Our vision
OPAL-RT was founded with the goal of “democratizing real-time simulation”. The vision is that a real-time simulator will be on every engineer and researcher’s desk, and imagination will be the only real limit to complex system design.

Our Values, Our DNA

At OPAL-RT, we believe in our values, hold true to them and act accordingly. They come from our philosophy about who we are and what we do for people, both within and outside of the company.


We give you the freedom to simulate complex systems with ever increasing precision and execution speed by offering open products and our technical and organizational knowhow, in combination with products available on the market.

Fast Innovation

Our creativity and innovation push us to research and build solutions that meet even the most complex of your needs. We are proactive and always ready to take on challenges that our competitors would turn down.


We concentrate on solutions that ensure your success by working with you from the beginning to the end of the project. We work as a team to ensure your satisfaction with our win-win approach.


We are open and so is our equipment. Our flexibility allows us to offer you custom solutions.


OPAL-RT opts for a systemic approach which makes our employees, customers and partners essential to our business. We nurture engaged teams that act with care, integrity, transparency and feel strongly about our collective commitment towards sustainable development.

Shaping a Better Future

Quality Policy

OPAL-RT is an ISO 9001:2015 Certified Company. The company’s production and integration teams have been annually certified since 2013.

Sustainable Development

Offering unparalleled expertise to various industrial and academic projects, OPAL-RT continually contributes to the development of more environmentally-friendly power systems, motors and networks. Read OPAL-RT’s Conflict Mineral Statement >

Giving Back

OPAL-RT encourages initiatives such as fundraising for organizations, while subsidizing students, university chairs and R&D university programs.

Les Affaires - 2017
Les Mercuriades - 2016
HSBC International Business Award: International Business of the Year - SME (2013)

Alice in the Real-time Simulation Wonderland

Alice, along with her friends, her dog Nobel and her father (a simulation engineer at OPAL-RT) tries to improve her environment by bringing her far-fetched ideas to life. Follow Alice’s adventures and explore the basic concepts and uses for real-time simulation – a cutting edge technology!

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