PowerFactory for Renewable Energy Systems

Complex studies for the integration of renewable generation into electrical networks are one of the key issues of nowadays network planning and analysis. PowerFactory combines extensive modelling capabilities with advanced solution algorithms, thereby providing the analyst with tools to undertake the full range of studies required for grid connection and grid impact analysis of wind parks, photovoltaic (PV) plants and all other kind of power park modules using renewable energies:

  • Steady-state load flow calculations considering voltage-dependent reactive power capability limits, power park controllers with setpoint characteristics, etc.
  • Short-circuit calculation acc. to IEC 60909 (incl. 2016 edition) and ANSI, and complete method with dynamic voltage support acc. to k-factor settings
  • Power quality assessment according to IEC 61400-21, plus capability to consider frequency-dependent Norton equivalents
  • Balanced and unbalanced stability and EMT analysis
  • Models for all established generator/converter types, controlled shunts and STATCOMs
  • Dynamic models acc. to IEC 61400-27-1 and WECC
  • Stochastic wind models and probablistic analysis tools
  • Model frequency response analysis (Bode and Nyquist Diagrams)
  • Interface for real-time measurement data from DIgSILENT monitoring system PFM for online grid code compliance supervision or model validation