Power Equipment Models

A comprehensive suite of power equipment models and libraries is available in PowerFactory, to enable the modelling of all network elements, together with controllers and protection devices.  

  • Large and comprehensive Equipment Type Library, fully version-controlled with regular model updates
  • Various synchronous and asynchronous motor/generator models (single- and three phase)
  • Asynchronous machine parameter identification
  • Doubly-fed induction machines
  • Static generator for modelling wind- and PV-generators, fuel cells, micro-turbines, etc.
  • PV system with integrated power calculation based on solar radiation
  • External grids, AC and DC voltage and current sources
  • Simple and complex load model, special MV and LV load models, including input based on yearly energy values and load profiles
  • Network branches (OHL, cable, branches, line couplings, tower geometries, cable systems, busbar trunking systems, 2-winding transformer and auto transformer, 3-winding transformer and auto transformer, 4-winding transformer and autotransformer, booster transformer, step-voltage regulator, reactor, series ­capacitor, common impedance, etc.)
  • Overhead line and cable parameter calculation
  • Controller objects such as station & secondary controller including various control methods, ­transformer tap controller, virtual power plants, capability curves
  • Static var compensation (SVC), thyristor controlled series compensation (TCSC, shunt/filter models, and harmonic filters (single-tuned, ­double-tuned, high pass)
  • Modelling of HVDC interconnections (rectifier/inverter, two-level VSC, half- and full-bridge MMC converter)
  • Power electronic devices and discrete components (diode, thyristor, PVM converter, rectifier/inverter, DC valve, soft starter, etc.)
  • DC/DC converter, inductive DC-coupling
  • DC Battery, DC machine and DC load models
  • Explicit modelling of neutral wiring
  • Protection devices with over 30 basic function blocks
  • Protection device library (static/dynamic functions)
  • Fourier, harmonic and impulse current sources, FFT, clock, S&H, etc.
  • Composite models for branch and node models, incl. template library for handling composite models
  • Parameter characteristics (scaling factor, vector, matrix, files) for modelling of load profiles, wind/PV infeed, temperature dependencies, etc.
  • Time and Time-Profile Characteristics for simplified modelling of (recurrent) time series
  • Grid organisation and element grouping (zones, areas, ­boundaries, circuits, routes, feeders, operators, owners, etc.)