Popular webinar series built for work-from-home, learn-from-home year
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One region. Two days. Dozens to hundreds in an auditorium. That’s usually how RTDS Simulator Users from around the world gathered to hear success stories, learn about challenges, and explore new applications. In 2020, users would still meet — but when and how became an exciting opportunity.

Cue the User Spotlight Series. Rather than a two-day affair, the event spanned into 11 weeks of bite-sized webinars that could be enjoyed live or on-demand.

Following the steps of its popular predecessor — the User’s Group Meetings — the User Spotlight Series was wildly successful. Over 1,500 people from 48 countries registered: a record for any RTDS Technologies event.

“The contributions to the User Spotlight Series were excellent and provided a valuable opportunity for our customers to share their experience with the RTDS Simulator,” says Paul Forsyth, VP – Marketing & Sales at RTDS Technologies. “I’m proud of our team for giving our customers the chance to connect during the pandemic.”

Getting Started with the 2020 User Spotlight Series

The 2020 User’s Spotlight Series boasts 22 presentations (11 webinars with back-to-back presentations, ending with Q&As you can still contribute to), covering an array of topics from a diverse set of presenters. The series is available free and on-demand here until March 2021. After that, the series will be available in our Knowledge Base, and the Q&A will formally close.

Not sure where to start? Consider exploring…

1. A utility perspective on the value of real-time simulation for HVDC

Topic: Data-Driven Large-Scale High-Fidelity Real-Time Simulation at Manitoba Hydro Real-Time Simulation Centre (MHSC)
Presenter: Chun Fang, Manitoba Hydro

"I am very much delighted to learn that Manitoba Hydro’s session at 2020 RTDS User Spotlight Series was well received and looking forward to future participation to exchange insights and share MH power system transformation journey with wider engineering community. Also, KUDOs to you all at RTDS Technologies for the preparation and organization efforts to make this event another great success despite the challenging time."

- Chun Fang, User Spotlight Series presenter and AC / HVDC Control Studies Engineer with Manitoba Hydro
2. Novel techniques in the United States of America for reducing wildfire risk via compensated distribution networks

Topic: Compensated Distribution Networks for Reducing Wildfire Risk in California
Presenter: Franz Stadmueller, PG&E

3. The validation of a commercial microgrid power management and control system

Topic: SEL POWERMAX Validation using RTDS
Presenter: Asad Mohammad, Schweitzer Engineering Labs

Agenda, Abstracts, and On-Demand Access

Ready to explore the entire 2020 User Spotlight Series? Abstracts, presenter bios, and on-demand registrations are available here until March 2021. After then, the series will move to our Knowledge Base, and the Q&A will officially end. 

Preview of the User Spotlight Series