Power-Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing Fundamentals

Learn about real-time simulation with experts from RTDS Technologies

Webinar & Demo

Original Date: February 23, 2022
Cost: Free to attend!

What to Expect

Join us for a free webinar on power-hardware-in-the-loop (PHIL) testing with the RTDS® Simulator. After learning the basic principles of PHIL testing with a real-time power system simulator, watch a demonstration showing the closed-loop testing of a solar PV inverter via the Aurora protocol via screen share and video.

The RTDS Simulator is used by leading utilities, manufacturers, research institutions, and consultants around the world for EMT simulation and HIL testing of power system protection and control equipment. PHIL simulation allows for physical power hardware, such as renewable energy hardware, electric vehicles, batteries, motors and loads, to be tested in a closed loop with a simulated network. Closed-loop testing is the most comprehensive way to de-risk protection, control, and power equipment in the laboratory environment prior to deployment on the grid.

What to expect:

  • An overview of the benefits and fundamental principles of PHIL testing
  • A look at the hardware and software components of the PHIL interface, including specialized PHIL models and a four-quadrant power amplifier
  •  A screen-capture and hardware video demo showing a PHIL testing example

  • Q&A with a PHIL 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.

KatiBio: 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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