On July 24th, OPAL-RT will be hosting a VIP Hospitality Suite at the IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting 2024, at SPIN in Seattle, Washington. Join us from 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM for our RETRO GAMES & DEMOS Party!

IEEE PES GM is the premier annual power engineering conference proudly presented by IEEE PES. The event will bring together leading power engineers and key academics from all over the world. The theme of this year’s conference is Meeting the Energy Needs of a Dynamic World.

OPAL-RT's VIP Hospitality Suite
Date: July 24th, 2024
Time: 6 PM - 11 PM
Location: SPIN in Seattle, Washington, United State of America

Join us at our VIP Hospitality Suite!

Are you missing the nights filled with games and lighthearted fun from the 90s?

Prepare to be transported back to your favorite childhood memories during our much-anticipated RETRO GAMES & DEMOS event at the 2024 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting. On July 24th from 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM, join us at our VIP Hospitality Suite at the SPIN in Seattle, Washington !

Music and entertainment




Arcade games



Expand your knowledge with OPAL-RT University!

OPAL-RT is offering an OPAL-RT University morning training session on Friday, July 26th at IEEE PES GM 2024. This training session aims to cover the advancements we have made regarding the simulation of renewable energy resources integration, including interfaces with third-party tools, a hardware-in-the-loop approach, and considerations on cybersecurity. 

Join us, on July 26th from 8:00 AM to 12:00 AM, at ARCH located at 705 Pike Seattle – Room A3 in Seattle, Washington!

OPAL-RT Presentations you don’t want to miss!

Monday, July 22, 2024 - 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Paper Title: Real-Time HIL Simulation of Modular Multilevel Matrix Converter Using Switching Function Model
Session Title: Emerging Technologies in Generation, Transmission, and Distribution

Title: An EMT-Phasor Co-Simulation Setup for Studying Reconfiguration of Distribution System with Inverter Based Resources
Abstract: The modular multilevel matrix converter (M3C) represents a direct AC/AC converter configuration with significant potential for high-power applications in the medium voltage range. Given the increased number of sub-modules and the control complexity, HIL testing is recommended to validate the operation of the converter and its control before deployment in the field. Additionally, the real-time simulation of such topology remains challenging because of the increased number of converter valves compared to a classical MMC. This paper presents a modeling approach based on an equivalent circuit method both efficient and precise, and designed for real-time simulation of the M3C. The proposed method can be used for HIL testing or accelerated simulation.

Wei Li - OLJ - speaker

Speaker: Wei Li, Simulation Specialist, OPAL-RT TECHNOLOGIES

Tuesday, July 23, 2024 - 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Session Type: Paper Forum Session
Session Title: Analytic Methods for Power Systems – 3

Title: An EMT-Phasor Co-Simulation Setup for Studying Reconfiguration of Distribution System with Inverter Based Resources
Abstract: Distributed Energy Resources (DER) are being integrated into the distribution system rapidly. Inverter serves as the critical interface to connect DERs and the electric distribution system. The inverter-based resources' (IBRs) performance and behavior in the wide-area distribution system needs to be analyzed appropriately through high-fidelity simulations. While electromagnetic transient (EMT) simulations can provide accurate and detailed simulation results in the context of simulating IBRs, it is often limited to a small-scale test system due to its computational complexity. In this context, EMT-phasor cosimulation is a promising alternative, which provides a tradeoff between scalability and accuracy by combining them appropriately. Such an approach can reduce the computational burden in simulating a large portion of test system in phasordomain but still provide sufficient details for a part of the system with IBRs in the EMT-domain. To this end, this paper introduces a new co-simulation setup that considers and allows changes between the grid-forming and grid-following modes of an IBR. The islanded operation of a distribution system with IBRs is simulated. A part of IEEE 123-node distribution system is utilized to validate the co-simulation approach against a full-EMT simulation. The proposed co-simulation approach is expanded for simulating the IEEE 2500-node distribution system with seven IBRs for a system reconfiguration study with expected results.

Speaker: Zerui Dong, Simulation Specialist, OPAL-RT TECHNOLOGIES

Thursday, July 25, 2024 - 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Session Type: Panel
Session Title: EMT Simulations: Solvers & Applications

Title: An EMT-Phasor Co-Simulation Setup for Studying Reconfiguration of Distribution System with Inverter Based Resources
Abstract: Coming soon!

Speaker: Jean-Nicolas Paquin, Vice President, Electrical Engineering and Expertise

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Plan Your Visit

We look forward to meeting you!

Our representatives will be available July 24th at the ARCH at 705 Pike Seattle – Room 301 to answer your questions. 

Contact us to schedule a personalized demo before, during, or after the event.