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The Power System Simulator of Tomorrow

Power grids are undergoing dramatic increases in complexity as we evolve from traditional, centralized power generation and radial distribution to 21st century grids featuring highly meshed networks, new HVDC interconnections, distributed energy resources (DER) and smart technologies.

HYPERSIM gives engineers the tools to tackle these challenges by providing a range of solvers and toolboxes specifically tailored to match the strictest performance and accuracy requirements in an extensive range of applications. With its efficient signal processing and powerful test automation capabilities, HYPERSIM helps engineers to model their network and run accelerated simulations on their personal computer before going to real-time for large-scale Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) testing.

HYPERSIM Real-Time Simulation

HYPERSIM is state-of-the-art and extensively field-tested for both power electronics and power systems. Its open, flexible and scalable architecture and high-speed parallel processing enable the most demanding utilities, manufacturers and research centers to run faster, more realistic tests in order to meet the rapidly evolving requirements of the energy sector. Watch the video to learn more!

Boost Your Testing Capabilities

Nanosecond Real-Time Simulation

OPAL-RT welcomes you to a new era in power electronics simulation. HYPERSIM is bringing power electronics and power system real-time simulation to the next level with eHS, our nanosecond power electronics solver. Watch the video >


HYPERSIM On Demand, the simulation platform that enables parallel execution of simulation tests on multiple cloud simulators, also offers staggering performance gains over standard EMT simulation software. Watch the video >

Overview of HYPERSIM Main Characteristics

Efficient Data Acquisition & Signal Processing

Create informative charts and quickly perform advanced calculations with ScopeView

Powerful Test Automation

Automate testing and analysis to rapidly generate in-depth study reports in Excel or PDF format with TestView

Unrivaled Simulation Acceleration

Reduce by several factors the time required to complete a simulation

Peerless Brute Force & Expandability

Experience the fastest and most reliable performance on the market

Proven Result Accuracy

Benefit from decades of expertise and validation against field tests and other simulation software

Extensive Application Range

Browse through a large number of example models in various fields of application

Benefit from a Simulator Backed by over 25 Years of Experience

HYPERSIM is the result of over 25 years of joint expert research by Hydro-Québec, Réseau de Transport d’Électricité (RTE) and China Electric Power Research Institute (CEPRI). Since 2010, OPAL-RT has been continually developing HYPERSIM into the most high-performance real-time power system simulator available. OPAL-RT engineers continue to collaborate closely with Hydro-Québec, ensuring that HYPERSIM continues to be at the forefront of innovation. HYPERSIM is now the standard among national laboratories, industrial R&D centers and utilities in the Americas, Asia and Europe.

Offering the Best in Real-Time Technologies through HYPERSIM


Use HYPERSIM to simulate power systems of over a thousand 3-phase buses, in real-time on a single simulator without sacrificing precision.


HYPERSIM provides the best price to performance ratio on the real-time simulator market.


Use HYPERSIM to simulate power grids on CPUs, and for very fast power electronics, such as MMC converters on FPGA.


Simulation type:EMT domain
Typical time step:Network solution: 5 - 100 μs
Switches and converters: 200 ns – 2 μs
Compatible modeling environments: HYPERSIM, Simulink, Simscape Power System
Maximum tested real-time network size:9,000 3-phase nodes (27,000 nodes)
Maximum non real-time network size:Unlimited
Capability per CPU core:75 3-phase nodes @ 50 us (200 switches)

Proud Users of HYPERSIM

Read a presentation from Hydro-Québec on two decades of power system control studies with HYPERSIM.

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Discover how RTE was able to test control system functions in the France-Spain Interconnection and ensure its proper operation using HYPERSIM

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For more than 10 years, Entergy has been using HYPERSIM in the validation and verification of Static Var Compensator (SVC) controls in their network.

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