Seminar on:

Power system Dynamic and Wind Power using DIgSILENT PowerFactory (Basic V14)

University of Cyprus, Nicosia-Cyprus

24th-25th May 2011

Course organiser:

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

University of Cyprus

Prof C. A. Charalambous

School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering

 University of Manchester  

Prof. Vladimir Terzija and Dr Francisco Gonzalez-Longatt



TIMETABLE [download]

1. Objective:

To provide a thorough and comprehensive introduction to the most important features of PowerFactory software.

The approach used in this course is learning-doing with a practical approach from the perspective of the power system modelling, analysis and simulation.

The topics to be covered during the seminar include: Overview of power system analysis function in DIgSILENT, RMS simulations for analysis of power system stability.

An introduction of the dynamic modelling with PowerFactory and its use for constant speed wind turbines is presented.

2. Pre-requisites:


A good working knowledge of how to operate Windows, Windows Explorer and any normal Windows program (e.g. Word).


A basic mathematical understanding of loadflow studies and fault calculations and very good mathematical knowledge of the basic techniques used in Control Theory.


Good understanding of dynamic processes in power systems, previous experiences in time-domain simulations are desired.


Participants should be familiar with the general handling of the PowerFactory software (Load flow and short-circuit calculation with PowerFactory)


Background experience through the use of DIgSILENT PowerFactory - this will greatly enhance the participants; the handling of the RMS-simulations is highly desired.

3. Time

  • 2 days of lecture, 9:00 – 17:00 each day.

4. Location

University of Cyrpus, Nicosia, Cyprus

5. Presenter

 Francisco M. Gonzalez-Longatt, PhD, SMIEEE, MIET.

6. Who Should Attend

Consultants and researchers in wind energy, Utility engineers, System operators, Maintenance staff, Wind power producers.

7. Seminar Program and Timetable

  1. Agenda

  2. Introduction into DIgSILENT PowerFactory

  3. Overview of Power System Analysis Functions in PowerFactory

  4. Load Flow Analysis Using PowerFactory: Part I, Part II, Examples: 1, 2, 3.

  5. Power System Stability using PowerFactory: Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Example 1, Example 2, AVR, Gov.

  6. Dynamic Modelling with PowerFactory: DSL -DIgSILENT Simulation Language

  7. Modelling of Wind Power Using PowerFactory: Part I, Part II

Seminar Program [Download]  Timetable [Download]




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