March 19, 2024 - March 20, 2024 Language: EN, Online-Training

PowerFactory Fundamentals (Online) 19.03.24.PER, Perth

Timetable: All times are in Australian Western Standard Time (GMT +8)
Description Start End
Day 1: Tuesday 9 AM 5 PM
Day 2: Wednesday 9 AM 5 PM

This course provides a general introduction to the use of PowerFactory software and is aimed at first time users.

Topics covered include:

CO-1-01 - DIgSILENT Introduction

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

PF-1-01 - PowerFactory User Interface

  • Starting up and logging on to PowerFactory
  • Importing and activating projects
  • Graphic layers
  • Zooming, panning and selecting objects in the SLD
  • Adjusting the User interface settings
  • Freeze Mode
  • Changing the paper size

PF-1-02 - Network Construction and Data Entry

  • The PowerFactory database
  • The PowerFactory project
  • Elements and Types
  • Types of single line diagrams
  • Common power system elements
  • Building a simple system model

PF-2-01 - Introduction to Load-flow Calculations

  • What is load-flow
  • How to run load-flow analysis in PowerFactory
  • Understanding the load-flow command options
  • Understanding reactive power limits in PowerFactory
  • Understanding load-flow results with the diagram colours
  • Troubleshooting load-flow calculations
  • Introduction to study cases
  • Introduction to cubicles

PF-2-02 - Introduction to Short-Circuit Calculations

  • The difference between the IEC and complete short circuit methods
  • What each of the displayed fault current variables in PowerFactory represent
  • How to calculate a short circuit in PowerFactory
  • How to connect and configure a neutral earthing transformer
  • When to apply simultaneous faults
  • The options for determining fault contributions from asynchronous machines

PF-2-03 - Variations and Expansion Stages

  • Network planning (the hard way)
  • Variations and expansion stages
  • Permanent diagrams
  • Tying it together with study cases

PF-2-04 - Modelling overhead line geometries and mutual couplings

  • PowerFactory geometrical line models
  • Tower Types
  • Tower Geometry Types
  • Conductor Types
  • Tower Elements
  • Mutual coupling between lines and cables

PF-2-05 - Analysing results in PowerFactory

  • Results in the SLD
  • Tabular (spreadsheet style) results
  • Exporting tabular data to Excel
  • Results comparison
  • Built in reports
  • Searching the PowerFactory database

PF-2-06 - Substations, branches and templates

  • Substations / Beach Balls
  • Branches
  • Switching from the overview diagram
  • Branch and substation templates

PF-2-07 - Medium voltage network analysis

  • Feeder modelling
  • Voltage profile plots
  • Feeder load scaling
  • Unbalanced systems

PF-2-10 - Operation Scenarios

  • Background on Operation Scenarios
  • What data an Operation Scenario captures
  • How to use Running Arrangements to enable efficient changing of substation switch configurations
  • How to create and manage Operation Scenarios

PF-3-01 - Load-flow control

  • Reactive power control options in the load-flow command
  • Power station reactive power control
  • Generator reactive power limits (capability curves)
  • OLTC and switched capacitor control
  • Slack options in PowerFactory (power frequency control)

PF-3-02 - Parameter Characteristics

  • What is a characteristic and how are they useful?
  • Examples of where characteristic curves can be used
  • Application within PowerFactory
  • Defining a time of day characteristic curve in PowerFactory

PF-3-03 - Contingency Analysis

  • Contingency analysis background
  • Contingency Analysis Tool Options
  • Fault Cases and Fault Groups
  • Required Steps for Contingency Analysis
  • Accessing results and reports
  • Effectiveness Calculations

PF-3-04 - Transmission network tools

  • PV analysis
  • QV analysis

Please note:

  1. Course cost is in AUD and exclude GST.
  2. Credit Card payments will incur a 2% surcharge on the course cost.
  3. The course is delivered via Zoom and utilises Microsoft Azure Lab Services to access DIgSILENT training environment.
  4. Course cost includes access to PowerFactory training environment in the Cloud.

Full rate AUD 1800 excluding GST

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