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free software (public domain
or royalty free) for educational use
To get your software linked to this page please contact Dr. Leonard Bohmann .
Simulator : (12 bus version) solves the power flow and economic
dispatch problems. It is an interactive power system simulation package
designed to simulate high voltage power system operation on a time frame
ranging from several minutes to several days. Powerful visualization
techniques are used on an interactive basis, resulting in an extremely
intuitive and easy to use graphical user interface (GUI). The GUI includes
animated one-line diagrams with support for panning, zooming and
conditional display of objects. The software runs under Microsoft Windows
- Alternative Transients
Program (ATP): is the most widely used Electromagnetic Transients
Program in the world! ATP is a universal program system for digital
simulation of transient phenomena of electromagnetic as well as
electromechanical nature. With this digital program, complex networks and
control systems of arbitrary structure can be simulated. ATP has extensive
modelling capabilities and additional important features besides the
computation of transients.
- Power System Online
Simulation Unveil Your Analysis (POUYA) The software package POUYA allows
you to run real time power system simulation online providing you with the
ability to recognize and solve the problems within your network while also
allowing you to share your results with others.
: a "commercial-grade" continuation power flow program, that can
be used to research static voltage stability phenomena in detailed
AC-HVDC-FACTS power system models. The program is written in C and C++,
and two versions for WINDOWS 95 and UNIX are available, including examples
and a brief tutorial.
and PCFLOH PCFLO is a load flow program which also includes short
circuit and harmonics capabilities. PCFLOH is a harmonics-only version of
PCFLO, with special user interface for harmonic studies. PCFLO contains
some features not found in many load flow programs. For example, it lists
the power loss on each line and transformer. It allows the user to control
the transition point from Gauss-Seidel to Newton-Raphson. Also, it lists
the optimal bus order for selected method 1, 2, or 3 in a
separate output file, which is helpful to students who are learning how to
properly order busses. (for Windows 95/98/NT):
A MATLAB Power System Simulation Package. It is a package of Matlab M-files for solving power flow and optimal
power flow problems. It is intended as a simulation tool for researchers
and educators that is easy to use and modify. MATPOWER is designed to give
the best performance possible while keeping the code simple to understand
- JPower : Java Power Flow Analysis is a typical
dynamic web page based on Java & CGI. This shows you a potential power
of Java in power system applications and education.
This is a simple transient stability program to research Transient Energy
Function (TEF) and voltage stability issues in dynamic models of AC-HVDC
systems. The program is written in C, and two versions for DOS (16-bit)
and UNIX are available, including examples and a
Stability Toolbox : The Voltage Stability Toolbox (VST), developed at
the Center for Electric Power Engineering, Drexel University, combines
proven computational and analytical capabilities of bifurcation theory and
symbolic implementation and graphical representation capabilities of
MATLAB and its Toolboxes. It can be used to analyze voltage stability
problem and provide intuitive information for power system planning,
operation, and control. To use VST you need : 1.
MATLAB Version 5 (available from The MathWorks),
2. MATLAB Symbolic Toolbox (available from the MathWorks),
3. Voltage Stability Toolbox Files, 4. Windows 95 Windows, NT Workstation
4.0 or UNIX.
OF ELECTRIC MACHINE AND DRIVE SYSTEMS USING MATLAB AND SIMULINK An
extensive collection of programs covering dc motor drives, induction motor
drives, steady state characteristics of ac
machines, synchronous machines, and power electronic signals and simple
Power System Analysis Toolbox: The main features of PSAT are
Power flow, Continuation power flow, Optimal
power flow, Small signal stability analysis, Time domain simulation,
Phasor Measurement Unit (PMU) placement, Complete
graphical user interface, CAD for network design (Simulink library), User
defined models, Conversion of data files from several formats,
Export results to EPS, plain text, MS Excel and LaTeX
files, Interfaces to GAMS and UWPFLOW programs,
Command line usage, GNU/Octave compatibility.
Instability Demonstrator: A Java based demonstration of static voltage
instability on a 2-bus system.
Loading Dispatch Demonstrator: A Java based demonstration of economic
dispatch with three generators on a lossless system.
Calculates line constants for overhead three-phase, single-circuit or
double-circuit, transmission lines and produces contour plots of rms V, E, and H, plus sound. It can be used for 50/60
Hz, and also for harmonic frequencies.
: Handy phase sequence calculator. Microsoft FORTRAN Power Station 4.0
source and executable are included.
: Fifty files that can be used to simulate individual electronic power
converters employing the widely available Pspice
- Flash v.1.7 ( Basic
program or compiled DOS Executable
) estimates a lightning outage rate for transmission lines. This program
was developed by the IEEE Lightning and Insulator Subcommittee working group
on Estimating the Lightning Performance of Transmission Lines. A
description of the program, with quick instructions, is given at the end
Standard 1243-1997 Design Guide for Improving the Lightning Performance of
Transmission Lines .
: NETDRAW is a program for the graphical user interface, while LAKU is the
load flow and short circuit calculation program. The program is runs on a
PC under Windows 95 and Windows NT. NETDRAW supports the languages German,
English, French and Portuguese, while LAKU supports German, English, and
French. For small networks (max. 8 nodes) the admittance matrix can be
displayed and solved step by step online, resulting, after up to 99
iterations, in the node voltages, of which the iteration run can be
displayed. Further more Netdraw
is designed to be used as a graphical interface for NETOMAC(R) the steady
state and dynamic simulation software of SIEMENS company.
Education Toolbox : This toolbox contains a program for power flow,
state estimation (wls and lav)
and network observability analysis functions. The zip file containing the
program, help files, and a small 14-bus test system
is an interactive, internet (java) based application to visualize power
flow in an electric transmission system. The demonstration program allows
you to such things as open switches, change loads, and change generation
in 6 predefined topologies.
- HASIP: Harmonics
Analysis for Ships and Industrial Power Systems computes harmonic
distortion levels, allows the user to simulate the effectiveness of
filters, and performs IEEE 519 (harmonics standard) compliance checks for
ships and othertightly connected three-phase
power systems such as industrial facilities.
voltage sag analysis and propagation
Software: Supplimentry Software from
"Computer Aided Power System Analysis, 2nd ed." by Dr. G. Kusic. The software is free to all.
Programs include droop and dynamic response of generation by AGC, abc to/from symmetrical
components, dc power flow, line parameters from geometric factors, short
circuit calculations from user constructed bus impedance matrices, network
power flow with FACTS devices, economic dispatch, unit commitment, network
reduction to obtain loss coefficients, and State Estimation from
corruptible data snapshots. All programs run as 'stand-alone' or from a Powerpoint interface. 27 examples are included.
PowerLearn : Contains many self-contained units of
course materials corresponding to a topic related to power system engineering.
Examples of module topics include per unit system, transmission line thermal
limits, and distribution planning. Each module consists of three components:
presentation, library, and simulator. The presentation contains two items: (1)
notes, with examples and problems, and (2) summary in bulleted form. (available in HTML, MS Word, and PowerPoint). The library is
a collection of miscellaneous visual or textual elements pertaining to the
module. The simulator is an interactive, highly visual MATLAB program that runs
on the student version of MATLAB 5.0.
Case Study on Power System Restoration : This case study provides an
educational opportunity for electrical engineering students at the
sophomore/Junior level to expand their knowledge about power systems in
general, and more specifically power system blackout restoration. Besides
offering explanations of concepts, this case study uses the dynamic
environment of html to help create links for more detailed and often more
visual representations of key concepts. The end goals for the student are:
1) To complete open-ended exercises to see how they can immediately apply their
newly acquired knowledge.
2) An introduction to advanced power system subjects.
Systems Test Case Archive
The UW Power System Test Case Archive provides World Wide Web
access to power system data (test cases). Contains: Power Flow Test Cases
(14, 30, 57, 118, and 300 Bus), Dynamic Test Cases (17 Generator, 30 Bus
"New England" Dynamic Test Case, and 50 Generator), and
descriptions of Data Formats (IEEE Common Data Format , PTI Power Flow
Data Format, and PECO PSAP Format)
Machines and Power Systems Course Materials Dr. Indulkar's
web page contains course notes, example problems (with solutions), and
laboratory experiments in electric machines and power systems. The
material is suitable for 3rd and 4th year undergraduate students.
Systems in Power Systems : The module on intelligent systems in power
systems contains three submodules: (1) security
assessment, (2) fault analysis, and (3) distribution feeder protection.
They have been tested on senior level power engineering classes. The
module includes presentations and computer demos.
Capability Calculator : This site provides a calculator to
interactively calculate transfer capabilities on sample power systems as
well as tutorial and research material on transfer capability,
particularly calculations involving sensitivity and uncertainty and
generalizing DC load flow methods.
Power Engineering Education Committee Panel Sessions
Handouts from the IEEE PES 2001 Winter Meeting, Columbus, OH
Grand Challenges In Electric Power Engineeirng Panel
Handouts from the
IEEE PES 2002 Winter Meeting, New York, NY or
from the IEEE PES 2002 Summer Meeting, Chicago, IL
Handouts from the IEEE PES 2002 Summer Meeting, Chicago, IL
Orginizing Research Consortia
Handouts from the IEEE PES 2002 Summer Meeting, Chicago, IL
Initiatives - Power/Energy Focus
By Dr. James Momoh, Program Director, CNCI at
the IEEE PES 2002 Summer Meeting, Chicago, IL
- NSF Overview
Presentation by Dr. Kevin Tomsovic,
Program Director, CNCI at the 2005 General Meeting, San Francisco,
California, June 14, 2005
- Panel Sessions from IEEE PES 2003 General Meeting
Power Engineering Education Resources Survey
PEEC regularly conducts a survey of power engineering education within North
America. We will shortly be collecting data for the next survey at:
Power Engineeering Education Resource Survey. This also
has links to the previoulsy published surveys.
The completed surveys have been published in
the IEEE Transactions on Power Systems. The latest survey is:
James D. McCalley
1113 Coover Hall
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011
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