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. 

September 2019

Introductory RTDS Simulator Training

This introductory course focuses on the basic use of the RTDS® Simulator’s hardware and software.

Dates: September 23 – 27, 2019
Location: RTDS Technologies, Winnipeg, Canada

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.



Advanced Applications: IEC 61850

The advance course will focus on applications of the RTDS GTNETx2 and GTFPGA-SV for testing of power system protection, automation and control equipment. Hands-on exercises are included using RTDS® Simulator hardware and the RSCAD® Simulation software Suite, to further explore the technology.

Dates: September 30 – October 4, 2019
Location: RTDS Technologies, Winnipeg, Canada

The following topics and applications will be discussed:

  • Introduction to new developments related to Protection and Automation;
  • Fundamentals and principles of IEC 61850 standard and its applications;
  • Use of RTDS Simulator hardware and software to assemble cases for IEC-61850 based applications;
  • Connection of IEC-61850 GOOSE and IEC-61850-9-2LE enabled relays to the RTDS Simulator
  • Introduction to IEC 61850 Edition 2 related applications
  • Use of GTNET-DNP/61869-5-104
  • Use of the GTNET-MODBUS
  • Use of the GTNET-SKT protocol in TCP/UDP related applications
  • Use of the GTNET-PMU components and the PMU Test Utility