RTDS Technologies regularly holds Simulator training courses at our world-class simulation lab in Winnipeg, Manitoba. These are hands-on courses that typically run over 5 days and are led by our team of simulation experts. The following is a list of courses that are available and their scheduled dates. Please note that we require a minimum of 5 participants to run each course. Each course is limited to 15 participants. Please register early. 

Introductory RTDS Simulator Training Course

This introductory course focuses on the basic use of the RTDS® Simulator’s hardware and software. The following topics will be covered as part of the course:

  • Overview of the principles of operation of the RTDS Simulator and an introduction to the electromagnetic transients algorithm used.
  • Introduction to the RSCAD® Software Suite and its modules.
  • Build and run a number of power system simulation cases showing the capabilities and limitations of the RTDS Simulator.
  • Use of various I/O cards – GTAO, GTAI, GTDO, GTDI and GTFPI.
  • Introduction to developing an interface between an external protective relay and the RTDS Simulator for closed-loop testing.
  • Use RSCAD’s CBuilder module to create user defined models.
  • Use scripts to automate the process of running simulation cases
  • Introduction to the small time step capability of the RTDS Simulator for modeling power electronic circuits.


April 1 – 5, 2019

RTDS Technologies Headquarters

Winnipeg, Canada



Advanced Applications: Power Electronics, HVDC & FACTS

The advance course will focus on HVDC, Facts and Power electronics. The RTDS simulator has various platforms to model power electronics circuits with a small time step size necessary for high frequency switching. 

The following topics and applications will be discussed:

  • Introduction to small time-step modeling theory
  • Introduction to small time-step library components
  • Hardware in the Loop (HILS) applications
  • 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 GPES- power electronic solver on GTFPGA unit to model new converter topologies with time steps as low as 400 nanoseconds.



April 8 – 12, 2019

RTDS Technologies headquarters

Winnipeg, Canada


Sumek Elimban is a Supervisor and Simulation Engineer at RTDS Technologies. He joined RTDS in 2011 after receiving his B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Manitoba, where he was awarded the Engineering Gold Medal. He main role is working in the field of HVDC and Power Electronics for the RTDS Simulator. He is an active member in CIGRE,  participating in WG B4. 70  Guide for Electromagnetic Transient Studies involving VSC converters and WG B4.72  DC grid benchmark models for system studies.