PowerFactory Stability/DSL Training - 02-03 May 2017, Melbourne

This course provides an introduction to DIgSILENT Simulation Langauge (DSL) for developing time domain (RMS and EMT) models of control systems such as AVR's, governors, Power system stabilisers and STATCOMs. Topics covered include:

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CO-1-01 - DIgSILENT Introduction

  • Worldwide Company Overview
  • DIgSILENT Pacific Offices
  • Products
  • History

PF-3-20 - Introduction to Time Domain Simulations

  • Types of time domain simulations and when to use each one
  • How to initialise a time domain simulation
  • How to define RMS variable sets for recording
  • How to define plots to show recorded results
  • How to define simulation events
  • How to run an RMS simulation

PF-3-21 - Introduction to DSL

  • The components of dynamic models in PowerFactory
  • What is the DIgSILENT Simulation Language (DSL) and basic model building blocks
  • How to create basic controller models

PF-3-22 - Motor Start-up Simulations

  • PowerFactory Asynchronous Machine Model
  • Configuring the network for Motor Startup Simulations
  • Running the Simulation and Visualising the Results

PF-4-06 - DSL: Model Initialisation Basics

  • Macros
  • Variable Definitions for block diagrams
  • Calculation of Initial Conditions for block diagrams
  • Open Loop Step Response
  • Closed Loop Step Response

PF-4-07 - DSL: PWM converters for grid applications

  • STATCOM Converter Basics
  • PWM converter model for RMS simulations
  • Static generator model for RMS simulations

PF-4-08 - DSL: AVR modelling

  • Standard Model Library
  • Basic AVR features
  • Types of Excitation
  • AVR functional components
  • Building a standard AVR model

PF-4-09 - DSL: Governor Modelling

  • Standard Governor Model Library
  • Basic Governor Features
  • Building a Standard Governor Model

PF-4-10 - DSL: Custom Events

  • DSL special functions
  • Controlling the Simulation with Custom DSL Events
  • Example: Circuit breaker tripping

PF-4-15 - DSL: Introduction to Static VAr Systems

  • Typical SVS topologies and configurations
  • Basic functionality and usage of Static Var Systems
  • SVS, Switchable Shunts, Load Flow controllers models
  • SVS steady state control options
  • SVS dynamic controllers and behaviour
  • Implementation in PowerFactory of SVSMO1 WECC standardised model

PF-4-16 - DSL: Introduction to STATCOM Systems

  • Operational characteristics and construction of power electronic converters
  • Implementation in PowerFactory
  • Introduction to STATCOM control structure

Note that places on the course are limited to 9 and allocated on a 'first come, first in' basis. A minimum of six participants is required for the course to run. The course will be confirmed via email no earlier than two weeks prior to the start date.