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.


  • September 26 – 30, 2016


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