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- May 1, 2019May 1, 2019
RTDS Technologies has joined forces with ERIGrid project partners ICCS-NTUA and HEDNO to organize the ERIGrid Summer School on Advanced Operations and Control of Active Distribution Networks. The school takes place at NTU Athens, June 10 – 14, 2019.
The course will cover key aspects of modern distribution networks and smart grids, such as
- Advanced inverter functions to provide ancillary services
- Optimal operation and control of distribution networks
- Machine learning applications in smart grids
- Energy markets and demand response
- Grid integration of Electric Vehicles
- Adaptive protection of distribution networks
- Service restoration of distribution networks
- Power system resilience
Also included in the Summer School program:
- Advanced Controller Hardware in the Loop and Power Hardware in the Loop experiments during dedicated laboratory sessions.
- A visit to the Meltemi smart grid pilot site (awarded by the Smart Grids European Technology Platform) at a seaside location a few kilometers from Athens.
- An industry session with the Greek distribution network operator HEDNO, including discussions with industry experts and visits to real installations.
- January 25, 2019January 25, 2019
Stop by our booth to learn about our GTFPGA MMC models capable of modelling up to 1024 SM per valve with half, full and mixed topology. We will be demoing the HVDC point to point and DC grid systems developed by CIGRE working groups. See NovaCor’s ability to model large DC grids on a single NovaCor chassis!
Also learn about our new simulation environment Substep for HVDC and power electronics applications. Made possible by the computing power of NovaCor, Substep will allow modelling networks of a certain size with a time step much smaller then our Mainstep while also performing matrix decomposition in real time. This will support pure resistive switching for all switching elements and therefore support higher switching frequency, clean waveforms and low losses!
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- January 17, 2019January 17, 2019
The RTDS Simulator is the leading real time simulation tool for grid modernization. At DistribuTech, our experts can walk you through the interfacing process that allows power system engineers to test protection and control systems comprehensively prior to commissioning. Join us in observing the interaction between an SEL® Real Time Automation Controller and a simulated microgrid based on a real industrial park in the United States. Plus, have your questions answered and learn how real time simulation can be adapted for your grid modernization project.
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- November 13, 2018November 13, 2018
Submit your abstract to present at the 2019 RTDS ATC!
Want to present at RTDS ATC 2019 in Denver? This event is the perfect opportunity to share your work and expertise with an audience of power industry professionals. We are looking for RTDS Simulator users to present recent work in all application fields. Submit an abstract before March 15, 2019 for your chance to present!
- October 31, 2018October 31, 2018
The Aurora protocol is a lightweight serial protocol developed by Xilinx that is suitable for high speed point-to-point communication links. Support for the Aurora protocol exist for PB5 and NovaCor based RTDS Simulators and is available within both the main timestep and small timestep simulation environments. Aurora specifications for the PB5 and NovaCor hardwares are similar but slight differences do exist. The overview provided here focuses on the NovaCor implementation.
The RTDS Simulator’s Aurora protocol implementation allows the bi-directional exchange of 32-bit integers or floating point numbers between the simulator and another Aurora protocol compatible device. Signals are exchanged via a fiber optic cable.
The ability to output or read-in Aurora formatted packets must be licenced for each PB5 card or NovaCor chassis. Each license allows for interconnections over 4 different fiber optic cables. Each fiber optic connection supports the output of 1-64 numbers as well as the input of 1-64 numbers.
In order to read or write Aurora data to/from a fiber optic cable, either the mainstep or small timestep Aurora components must be used in DRAFT. Both of these icons are shown below and can be found if the keyword ‘aurora’ is used to search the master library.
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We would love to answer any questions you have about interfacing the RTDS Simulator to external equipment using the Aurora Protocol. Complete this form and one of our Simulation Specialists will get back to you!