RTDS SIMULATOR REAL TIME SIMULATION TRAINING COURSES

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. 

RTDS Simulator Introductory Training Course

Who Should Attend

  • This popular course is targeted at those who have little to no experience with the RTDS Simulator hardware or software. This is a hands-on course led by our industry experts.

Topics of Discussion

  • 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 component models.
  • Use scripts to automate the process of running simulation cases.

Schedule

Cost

  • $1000.00 CAD, plus 5% GST. Student rate is $250.00, plus 5% GST.

RTDS Technologies & IEC 61850 University
Joint Training Course

This advanced course is a joint course between IEC 61850 University and RTDS Technologies. The 4-day course specifically focuses on the fundamentals and principles of IEC 61850 Standard and its related applications. Hands-on exercises are included in days 3 – 5 using RTDS Simulator hardware  and the RSCAD Software Suite to further explore the technology.

Topics of Discussion

  • IEC 61850 history, system architecture and communication services;
  • IEC 61850 data models, Engineering of IEC 61850, and conformance process;
  • IEC 61850 examples;
  • Fundamentals and principles on GOOSE, Sampled Values and MMS;
  • RTDS IEC 61850 capabilities;
  • Use of RTDS’ GTNETx2 hardware for GOOSE, Sampled Values and MMS Server applications;
  • Use of RTDS’ MMS Voyageur software for MMS Client applications;
  • Use of RTDS’ Protection and Automation Suite (MMS Server Simulator) software for MMS Server applications;
  • Integrated system demo using RTDS’ IEC 61850 functionality;

Schedule

Cost

  • $1000.00 CAD, plus 5% GST. Student rate is $250.00, plus 5% GST.

Meet the course instructors:

Eric Xu
Lead Simulation and Automation Engineer, RTDS Technologies

Eric Xu joined RTDS in 2009, and since then has been involved in technical support, user training, and GTNET component model development.  Eric is a Registered Professional Engineer and a member of IEEE. He is also an active member of IEC Technical Committee 57 Working Group 10 which is the section working on the development of the communication standards for substations – functional architecture and general requirements.

 

 

Dustin Tessier
Managing Director, Tesco Automation

Dustin Tessier is the Managing Director for Tesco Automation, which is a system integrator specializing in the engineering, procurement, and commissioning of PAC and SCADA systems, with a particular focus on IEC 61850 based systems. He is a member of IEC Technical Committee 57 Working Group 10 and chair to the IEC Smart Grid Systems Committee and is actively involved with the ongoing development of the IEC 61850 standard.