PowerFactory Fundamentals Online Training (2-days Mon and Wed) - 05-07 Sep 2022, Perth

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

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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

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.