The first-ever RTDS Applications + Technology Conference (ATC) was a huge success. The event took place from May 16 to 19, 2017 in Winnipeg, Manitoba – the birthplace and home of the RTDS Simulator. Over 3 and a half days, over 65 delegates shared their latest projects in real time power system simulation, participated in interactive workshops using the new generation of simulation hardware led by RTDS Technologies simulation experts, and enjoyed networking and social events.
The ATC was information-packed, with over 20 user presentations throughout the conference. Topics included power hardware in the loop studies at several power systems research centres throughout North America, HVDC control scheme testing by utilities, wide area measurement system development and testing, and more. Presentation files are now available for RTDS Simulator users and can be accessed by logging in to the RTDS online client area.
The conference took place shortly after the launch of the RTDS Simulator’s new generation of simulation hardware: NovaCor. Delegates got a closer look at the new, multicore processor-based technology and received several presentations from RTDS Technologies experts regarding the development and simulation capabilities of the new platform. Three hands-on simulation workshops run by simulation specialists demonstrated the NovaCor’s enhanced capabilities and allowed users to build and run their own cases. Workshop topics included grid modernization (Distribution Mode, microgrid and DER modelling, and PHIL simulation), small timestep modelling (fundamentals and VSC control system implementation), and protection and automation (GTFPGA-SV, GTNET-GSE, and RSCAD’s new protection and automation software suite).
Browse the gallery below for some photos from the event. You’ll notice photos from our exciting conference networking dinner, which took place at the Investors Group Field – home of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers football team! Delegates enjoyed some play time on the field with Bombers offensive coach Paul LaPolice and defensive back Moe Leggett before dinner in the gorgeous Pinnacle Club on site!
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