This website provides a set of my experiences on use of PowerFactory. I tried to put together in pedagogical way. The objective is give a useful information about the PowerFactory use and increase penetration of this software at all level. The documents here are free to be used in all ways. Just keep the copyright.


The name DIgSILENT stands for "DIgital SImuLation and Electrical NeTwork calculation program''. PowerFactory, is a powerful calculation program (as written by DIgSILENT) for power system analyses. This a computer aided engineering tool for the analysis of industrial, utility, and commercial electrical power systems.

It has been designed as an advanced integrated and interactive software package dedicated to electrical power system and control analysis in order to achieve the main objectives of planning and operation optimization.

 DIgSILENT Version 7 was the world's first power system analysis software with an integrated graphical one-line interface. That interactive one-line diagram included drawing functions, editing capabilities and all relevant static and dynamic calculation features.



This section collects some documents in short presentations form. These documents are original and their are base in the practical experience of Professor Francisco M. Gonzalez-Longatt over ten years of PowerFactory use. Please make a reasonable use of this documents. These documents are not for commercial purpose. Comments or suggestions are welcome.


1.1. Example: P.M. Anderson 9 bus. Tutorial presents all steps required to built the famous P.M. Anderson 9 bus network into PowerFactory (23.5 MB) Part 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10


2.1. Example: Importing/Exporting a project. This tutorial describes how import a project previously developed in PowerFactory (2.29 MB)

2.2. pf140 Anderson 9 Bus UCT Format. It is a version in UCT format of Project P.M. Anderson 9 bus. (1 kB)

2.3. Project P.M. Anderson 9 bus. This is a compacted file containing the P.M. Anderson 9 bus system developed in DIgSILENT PowerFactory version 14.00 (.dz). This file is just for academic use (29kB)


3.1. Tutorial: Introduction to Transient Analysis with PowerFactory. This tutorial is a simple introduction to transient simulation with PowerFactory (881 kB)

3.2. Exercise: Creating and Using Study Cases P.M. Anderson 9 bus. This tutorial describes how to create a Study case for simulations of the dynamic behaviour of P.M. Anderson 9 bus test system (1.10 MB)

3.3. Example of P.M. Anderson. This simple example is based on P.M. Anderson test case. A transient simulation is performed over this system considered all generator without controls (21.543 kB) Part 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

3.4. Example: Integration of MATLAB into DigSILENT PowerFactory. This example is a simple introduction to integration of MATLAB files into DIgSILENT PowerFactory simulations (30.7 MB) Part 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 

3.5. SVC and STATCOM Models in DIgSILENT PowerFactory. This document show the Built-in Models of SVC and STATCOM in DIgSILENT PowerFactory (1.10 MB).


4.1. Tutorial: Introduction to Modal Analysis. This tutorial is a simple theoretical introduction to modal analysis (1.58 MB)

4.2. Example: Modal analysis with PowerFactory. This example shows the application modal analysis with Power Factory to P.M. Anderson Test System (3.76 MB) Part 1, Part 2, Part 3


5.1. Tutorial: Data Management in PowerFactory. This tutorial describes how data management is used in PowerFactory: Version, Derived Projects, Operation Scenarios (1.36 MB)


6.1. Example: Constant Speed Wind Turbine in DIgSILENT PowerFactory. This example is a simple introduction to dynamic model of constant speed wind turbine in PowerFactory (23.6 MB). Part 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

6.2. Example: Use of ElmFile to manage wind speed time series in to DIgSILENT PowerFactory. This example show the correct use of ElmFile to provide a wind speed time series into wind power dynamic simulations in PowerFactory (16.2 MB)

6.3. Guide 1: Accessing to Two-Dimensional Matrix of Turbine.ElmDsl (519 kB)



Prof. Francisco M. González-Longatt inform to all users that all documents are under Acrobat 9.0 for copyright reasons. Please download the latest version of the viewer.

Comments or suggestions are welcome:


This section contain a simple tutorial is designed to provide an introduction of Transient Simulation using PowerFactory software.

  1. Introduction to Transient Simulation with PowerFactory: Process of simulation Part 1, Part 2

  2. Example of P.M. Anderson –Uncontrolled Part 1, Part 2,Part 3, Part 4

  3. Models for Transient Stability in PowerFactory: Built-in Models and DSL Models

  4. Example of P.M. Anderson –Controlled: AVR and GOV, Effect of Dynamic Loads. Part 1, Part 2

Comments or suggestions are welcome:

Prof. Francisco M. González-Longatt inform to all users that all documents are under Acrobat 9.0 for copyright reasons. Please download the latest version of the viewer.



11th August of 2009.



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