HIL Testing: Fault Interrupter w/ Distribution Feeder Model

Learn about real-time simulation with experts from RTDS Technologies

Event Details

This webinar took place March 24, 2021. 

What to Expect

Join us for a free webinar on hardware-in-the-loop testing of distribution automation systems using real-time simulation. The event includes a demonstration showing the closed-loop testing of a distribution-level intelligent fault interrupter  the IntelliRupter® PulseCloser® from S&C Electric Company.

The RTDS Simulator and the RSCAD software are used by manufacturers, utilities, research institutions, and consultants for EMT simulation and HIL testing of distribution automation systems. HIL simulation is the most comprehensive way to de-risk protection, control, and automation systems in the laboratory environment prior to installation in the power system.

  • A quick overview of the relevance and main principles of real-time simulation for distribution automation
  • A look at the RTDS Simulator’s facilities for distribution system simulation
  • A combination of screencapture and hardware interface details showing the closed-loop testing of the IntelliRupter connected to the simulated IEEE 123 bus system
  • Q&A with an expert
Note: This webinar does not include a detailed introduction to electromagnetic transient (EMT) simulation or real-time operation. To learn more about these topics, listeners should watch this short video before joining.


Christian Jegues, B.Sc.E.E, P.Eng.
Applications Engineer with RTDS Technologies

Bio: Christian Jegues joined RTDS Technologies Inc. in 2014 after receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Manitoba, Canada. Since joining, Christian has been involved in a wide range of tasks such as customer support, on-site commissioning and training courses, and model development. Christian has become increasingly involved in applications such as Microgrids, Distribution Systems, and Power Hardware-In-the-Loop (PHIL) simulation. He currently holds the title of Simulation Engineer, and is a registered professional engineer in the province of Manitoba, Canada.

KatiKati Sidwall
Simulation Specialist, Marketing & Sales with RTDS Technologies

Bio: Kati Sidwall holds a B.Eng in Sustainable and Renewable Energy Engineering from Carleton University, Canada. She founded the annual Carleton University Green Energy Symposium in 2010. In 2012, she received the Canadian Solar Industries Association’s Emerging Leader Award. She currently serves as a Simulation Specialist at RTDS Technologies Inc.

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