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. 

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.

Dates


March 12 – 16, 2018

RTDS Technologies headquarters

Winnipeg, Canada

Instructors

Arun Sakthivel

Arunprasanth Sakthivel joined the RTDS Technologies Inc. in 2016 and since then he has been involved in technical support, RTDS installation, and user training. Arunprasanth graduated with a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Manitoba in 2016. He is an active member of the IEEE.

Melanie Dyck

Melanie Dyck joined RTDS Technologies in 2014 after receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Manitoba, Canada. She currently holds the title of Simulation Specialist, Distribution Networks and has worked on the development of Distribution Mode for the RTDS Simulator. She is part of the Technical Customer Support group at RTDS Technologies. Her current interests are distributed energy resources and distribution systems

Advanced Applications: Renewable Energy and Microgrids

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This course covers the use of the RTDS simulator for modeling renewable energy resources and microgrid systems. Renewable energy applications such as modeling wind, PV, energy storage and microgrid systems are covered. The detailed modeling of the power electronics and control systems for these systems will be discussed. The RTDS Simulator’s subnetwork small time-step facility is necessary when representing the power electronic circuits with high switching frequencies. These subnetworks operate with time-steps in the range of 1-4 µs, and can be interfaced to large scale simulations operating with time-steps on the order of 50 µs.  The following topics and applications will be discussed:

  • Introduction to small time-step modeling theory
  • Introduction to small time-step library components
  • Modeling PWM-based control systems
  • Modeling Wind Power and Drive systems
  • Modeling Photovoltaic (Solar) and Energy Storage Systems
  • Modeling Micro-grids
  • Average Value Models for Power Electronic Converters
  • Hardware in the Loop Applications

Dates


March 19 – 23, 2018

RTDS Technologies headquarters

Winnipeg, Canada

Instructor

Christian Jegues

Christian joined RTDS Technologies in 2014 after receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Manitoba, Canada. He currently holds the title of Simulation Specialist, and works in the customer support group at RTDS Technologies