An article in the March-April edition of Electric Energy T&D Magazine presents some exciting case studies of how utilities around the world are using the RTDS Simulator. HVDC and FACTS projects, wide area protection studies, and digital substation testing are among the featured applications.
“Faced with increasingly complex technology and a shift toward deregulation in the power market, today’s electric utilities are under unprecedented pressure to improve the quality, reliability, security, and cost of the power that they supply to their customers. Real time digital simulators are a critical tool for utilities in this demanding and dynamic environment. For over two decades, utilities have used real time digital simulation to support their efforts in the study of power systems and their operation, the closed-loop testing of new equipment, and the strategic development of new protection and control schemes,” begins the article. It goes on to describe RTDS Simulator projects at China Southern Grid, Southern California Edison, Manitoba Hydro, and Transpower in New Zealand. These featured utilities are among over 70 leading utilities around the world that use the RTDS Simulator.
Check the article out in the online edition of the magazine at http://bit.ly/23LTeBo.