The RTDS Simulator allows engineers to model the behaviour of HVDC & FACTS devices over a large frequency range in real time. This allows for the highly efficient simulation of many different operating conditions, and for the hardware-in-the-loop testing of HVDC & FACTS control systems.
The RTDS Simulator is used by all of the major HVDC & FACTS manufacturers to perform Factory Systems Testing of their control systems prior to deployment on the utility grid. This dramatically reduces the risk of misoperation or negative interaction with other converters or the AC network.
Ongoing operation and control modification
Grid integration risk analysis and mitigation
Grid code compliance demonstration
Post-commissioning event diagnostics
The RTDS Simulator’s HVDC & FACTS models are robust, flexible, and representative of emerging technologies in the power system industry.
The world’s first ever MMC-based HVDC system, an 85 km submarine cable located in the San Francisco Bay Area, was tested prior to deployment using the RTDS Simulator.
The longest transmission link in the world, the 2,375 km Rio Madeira LCC-HVDC line, is coordinated and controlled by this Brazilian utility. The controls for this project were tested exclusively on the RTDS Simulator.
North-East Agra – the world’s first ever multi-terminal UHVDC transmission link – includes four terminals in three converter stations with a total capacity of over 8,000 MW. This Indian utility trusted the RTDS Simulator for control testing.