Real Time Digital Power System Simulator

What’s new at RTDS Technologies?

  • Schedule announced for RTDS ATC17

    April 25, 2017

        The schedule for the  2017 RTDS Applications + Technology Conference  is now available! Take a look at the user presentations and interactive RTDS workshops that will make this a memorable 3.5 days. We are excited to share NovaCor, our new generation of simulation hardware based on a powerful multicore processor, with attendees of this special event. RTDS Technologies invites RTDS...

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  • Introducing NovaCor: A New Generation of Simulation Hardware

    April 3, 2017

    RTDS Technologies is proud to introduce NovaCor – a new generation of simulation hardware for the RTDS Simulator. Based on a powerful multicore processor, NovaCor is the world’s fastest and most capable real time power system simulator.

    Since the introduction of the RTDS Simulator as the world’s first ever real time power system simulator in 1989, the system’s hardware architecture…

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  • Hot Topic: Fuel Cell Model

    March 28, 2017

    Fuel Cell is an Entity of Modern Grids Development of information and communication technology helps real-time management and control of distributed energy resources (DERs) connected to the grid. At present, utilities are interested to modernize their power grid through the advancement of smart grid. A smart grid is an electrical grid which extensively uses the digital communication to manage...

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We are the world standard in real time power system simulation.

 

Our product is the RTDS® Simulator.

We are the pioneer and exclusive supplier of this custom hardware and software, which is specifically designed to perform real time electromagnetic transient simulations.

The Simulator operates continuously in real time while providing accurate results over a frequency range from DC to kilohertz range. It is used for closed loop testing of protective relay and control systems, power hardware in the loop studies, and much more.

We have customers in 40 countries.
(And counting).

We have over 300 customers, including the world’s leading power system equipment manufacturers, utilities, research institutions, and universities.

Through collaboration, we equip our customers with what they need to push the limits and innovate toward the future of our power system.

What’s your application?

What makes us the world standard for real time digital power system simulation?

  • Manitoba Hydro

    Canada

    Manitoba Hydro acquired the large RTDS primarily to study the impact of a third HVDC bipole on the major transmission grid in Manitoba and to test controls before implementation. In addition to the third bipole HVDC related studies, the RTDS equipment at Manitoba Hydro has also been used to test: exciter controls for a synchronous condenser, start/stop sequence controls for a synchronous condenser, joint var controllers for a new and existing generating station, black start generator controls, protective relays with point-on-wave breaker close capability, 500 kV transmission line protection, and an HVDC angle damping controller.

    Detailed models of Manitoba Hydro’s system have been developed for use on the RTDS.

    RTDS Technologies has provided excellent support services and were very responsive to requests for new and special features that we made from time to time.

  • PowerGrid

    India

    We congratulate RTDS Technologies and Nayak Power for their excellent customer service. Not only do you have comprehensive technical knowledge of the product – you also respond quickly and professionally to all queries. The after-sales support associated with the RTDS Simulator is second to none.
  • Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.

    United States of America

    Comparing static model solutions to dynamic, closed-loop testing using the RTDS is like comparing a photograph to a movie. Both communicate ideas, but the movie is often a much richer source of information. Static models from traditional software tools have their place. But when needed, the RTDS allows SEL ES to create a detailed power system model that includes series-compensation, phase-shifting transformers, or other customer-defined system designs. SEL ES connects protective devices to the computer model and exposes the protection system to thousands of faults that resemble real-world conditions.

    By exposing the protection system (power system model plus the actual protective relays) to these fault scenarios, SEL ES optimizes the relay settings and proposes the best, tailor-made configurations for each customer’s power system. By discovering system weaknesses during model power system testing using the RTDS, SEL ES is able to identify ways to avoid problems—well before those problems occur in the actual power system. For SEL ES and their customers, this early warning capability is the central benefit of the RTDS.

    Real-time, dynamic modeling and testing of power systems using the Real Time Digital Simulator from RTDS Technologies helps fulfill SEL’s mission to make electric power safer, more reliable, and more economical.

  • Red Eléctrica de España

    Spain

    We have been users of the RTDS Simulator since 1998, and today it is a valuable tool for our organization. Throughout the next decade, we gradually upgraded our Simulator to contain the newest hardware on the market. RTDS Technologies made this process simple and economically feasible with their hardware exchange program. Our simulator now is now equipped with facilities for IEC 61850 device testing, wide area protection and control, and PMU simulation. The next step for our Simulator will be the integration of the newest processor card available – the PB5.

    Over the past 15 years, we have built a strong relationship with RTDS Technologies. There is no question that they are committed to not only technical expertise and innovation, but customer service. We would recommend the RTDS Simulator to anyone seeking a powerful and cutting-edge solution for real time digital power system simulation.

  • Central Power Research Institute (CPRI)

    India

    RTDS has been our main real-time HIL simulator. RTDS is very reliable and technical support is one of the best in the industry. We have executed many prestigious projects for important clients like GE, ABB, Alstom, etc. on RTDS and we are also very happy that we can use all the past cases on the new simulator. We are really excited that we can use the upgraded RTDS Simulator for future projects involving new technologies for applications such as substation automation, synchrophasors, smart grid, and microgrid controller testing. We really thank M/s  RTDS Technologies as well as M/s  Nayak Power Systems for keeping up the schedule and delivering the consignment on time.
  • Florida State University - Center for Advanced Power Systems (CAPS)

    United States of America

    The RTDS Simulator has been essential to our research supported by the United States Office of Naval Research and other related entities, for the real-time electrical studies of a notional electric ship, including simulation of prime movers, generators, distribution systems, protection systems, electric propulsion motors and motor drives, load models, and many other details. We have performed multiple studies involving physical hardware-in-the-loop simulations, using the RTDS analog (and other) interfaces. These projects have used both controller hardware-in-the-loop and power hardware-in-the-loop (PHIL) designs. Our PHIL studies are supported by RTDS control of MW-class amplifiers, variable speed motor drives and other power equipment, at multiple voltage and power levels, up to 4160 V/ 5 MW. RTDS Technologies has supported our efforts with prompt repair or replacement for the few component failures that we have experienced, with extensive software support for existing models, and with the development of new models or requested features.