For much of the 20th century, analogue simulators – expensive and relatively inflexibly devices that could reach the size of gymnasiums – were used to study power system behaviour in real time and to perform basic testing on equipment. RTDS Technologies changed the power industry forever by introducing the world’s first fully digital real-time power system simulator.
The RTDS Simulator uses highly customized proprietary hardware and software, developed specifically for real-time power system simulation by RTDS Technologies. This deep product knowledge allows us to achieve unparalleled efficiency and stability for our simulations and support our users in ways that other simulator providers can’t.
The entire RTDS Technologies team works out of our state-of-the-art facility in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada – a global hub for power systems research. Here, some of the greatest minds in our industry develop our software and hardware, provide technical support to our users, and run all the needed behind-the-scenes tasks to support the worldwide reach of the RTDS Simulator, currently used in over 50 countries.