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.
Author: Kati Sidwall
Published in Electric Energy T&D Magazine, March - April 2016, Issue 2, Volume 20