RTDS Technologies invites RTDS Simulator users and power industry colleagues from around the world to join us for three days of user presentations, networking options, a tour of the RTDS Technologies headquarters, and three exciting interactive workshops in real time power system simulation. The 2017 RTDS Applications + Technology Conference (ATC17) is gearing up to be our most exciting event yet.
ATC17 will be hosted in Winnipeg, Canada – the birthplace of the RTDS Simulator and the home of the RTDS Technologies headquarters. Winnipeg is a power systems research hub. It is home to the University of Manitoba, a leading institution in power systems expertise, as well as Manitoba Hydro and the Manitoba HVDC Research Centre – the birthplace of PSCAD. Described as the “cultural cradle of Canada”, Winnipeg offers an array of talented artists, significant architecture, award-winning musicians and athletes, and legendary festivals and cultural events. ATC17 will be hosted at the Forks, a historic meeting place and tourist destination framed by the banks of the two rivers. The Forks is home to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, a stunning array of dining experiences, shopping for local art and goods, and a constantly changing slate of entertainment and events.
In addition to many user presentations and updates on new developments from RTDS Technologies, ATC17 will feature three interactive simulation workshops run by RTDS Technologies simulation specialists. This is a unique opportunity for hands-on learning with the RTDS Simulator in an environment with the world’s foremost experts in real time simulation.
Workshop 1: Grid Modernization
Participants will learn the fundamentals of RSCAD’s new Distribution Mode for simulating large-scale distribution feeders. Case studies for modelling microgrids and distributed energy resources with the RTDS Simulator will be explored. Power-hardware-in-the-loop (PHIL) simulation fundamentals and technical considerations will be discussed.
Workshop 2: Small Timestep Modelling
Participants will learn the modelling approach and simulation principles of the RTDS Simulator’s small timestep subnetworks for the simulation of fast switching power electronic devices. Upper and lower level controls for voltage source converters (VSCs) will be implemented.
Workshop 3: Protection + Automation
Participants will learn how to use the IEC 61850 Goose Messaging protocol for the RTDS Simulator’s GTNETx2 Network Interface Card, for interfacing external devices to the simulation via GOOSE Message. The new GTFPGA Unit-based IEC 61850 Sampled Values protocol will also be discussed. The all-new Protection and Automation Software Suite will be explored.