Advanced Applications: PE, HVDC & FACTS

This event has been postponed.
RTDS Technologies staff lead a tutorial at a User’s Group Meeting

This 5-day advanced course is intended for individuals familiar with the RTDS Simulator hardware and software.

Hands-on exercises are included using RTDS® Simulator hardware and the RSCAD® Simulation software suite, to further explore the technology.

Event Details


Winnipeg, Manitoba

RTDS Technologies
150 Innovation Drive
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2E1

The following topics and applications will be covered:

With higher level of power electronic penetration into power grids, the need for simulating power electronic system in real time is growing. The RTDS Simulator’s subnetwork smaller time step facility are necessary when representing the power electronic circuits (2-level, 3-level and MMC based) with high frequency switching. The small time step and substep facility operate with time-steps in the range of several µs, and can be interfaced to main scale simulations operating with time-steps on the order of 20-50 µs. 

Additionally, the simulation facilities GTFPGA-GPES has been developed to increase the power electronic modelling capabilities of the simulator. This one week training course will offer the necessary knowledge and experience for the purpose of utilizing these capabilities. Power electronic applications such as HVDC (VSC and MMC), FACTS and renewable energy system will be discussed and explained.

The following topics and applications will be discussed:

  • Introduction to small time-step modeling theory.
  • Introduction to small time-step library components.
  • Introduction to Substep.
  • Hardware-in-the-Loop (HILS) applications (CHIL and PHIL).
  • Three phase current controller fundamentals.
  • Renewable Energy systems (Wind, Solar, Battery and microgrid) applications.
  • FACTS (Flexible AC Transmission Systems) applications.
  • Modular Multi-level Converters (MMCs) applications.
  • DC grid modelling.
  • Introduction to GTFPGA-GPES.


Please note that we require a minimum of 5 participants to run each course. Each course is limited to 15 participants. Please register early. Email if you have any questions about this training course.

We have a block of rooms set aside for course attendees. Hotel shuttle has been arranged to bring attendees to and from our office each day of the course. 

1824 Pembina Highway
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2G2
Rate: $110.00 CAD plus taxes
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