EMTP is constantly being improved to achieve highest accuracy levels and computational performance. New models and features are added to deliver to the users the most up to date analysis capabilities for modern power systems. Applications include small and large scale power system problems.
1. New Wind Turbine Models
Figure 1: New DFIG Wind turbine user interface
Figure 2: Detailed and aggregated models are available
2. New Line Database
Figure 3: Line Database
3. New Harmonic source model with harmonic impedance
Figure 4 : New harmonic source model user interface
4. New control devices
Figure 5: New control devices
5. Updates for the Exciters and Governors library. New models include:
6. New IEEE-118 benchmark
7. New version of IEEE-39 benchmark with realistic data and electromagnetic Disturbance Case
8. Various improvements, including
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1. New models
New detailed Current Transformer (CT), Voltage Transformer (VT) and Capacitive Voltage Transformer (CVT) models are added to the «Transformers library» in both 1-phase and 3-phase versions. The models are based on IEEE and ANSI standards and include nonlinear properties (saturation).
3-phase CT in a network with protective relay
CT model user interface
2. EMTPWorks improvements
Bundles are easier than ever! It is now possible to connect directly into bundles without using breakouts. New options allow to create and modify connection pins and signals. The new «Bundle Connection» window make easier the connection and routing of bundles containing numerous signals. It helps the user to efficiently build complex multivariable control systems.
New bundle-to-bundle connection window. Colors represent the status of the connection
Bundle to signal connection without breakout
Other new features include:
3. FMI Toolbox
EMTP is now compatible with the Functional Mock-up Interface (FMI) standard.
The aim of the FMI is to standardize data exchange between different simulation tools.
The list of compatible tools is available on www.fmi-standard.org and includes :
- And others
EMTP is compatible with the FMI Standard for co-simulation as master (version 1.0 and version 2.0) and as slave (version 2.0). It is an easy to use interface between prototyping tools like Matlab/Simulink® or Modelica® and EMTP which let you benefit from the best of each environment.
FMU from Dymola in EMTP
4. New additional Toolboxes (require specific licence)
This new toolbox opens new doors for the simulation and analysis of protection systems. Both steady-state and time-domain simulation options are available. All relay, fuse and thermal element models are solved in time-domain with nonlinear functions, such as CT, VT and CVT magnetization. This new implementation for EMTP allows to achieve highest levels of accuracy for protection coordination and analysis of performance with highly accurate power system models.
The power system may include many details ranging from power electronics models, HVDC transmission models and wind generation combined with traditional generation and transmission. There are no limitations! The relays can capture transients, harmonics, and various effects from power electronics based device controls.
Setting protection systems for renewable energies is finally made easy with the new EMTP Protection Toolbox. The user can study any power system including inverted based devices for coordinating power-swing detection, distance protections, the interruption of currents by current-limiting fuses or determination of transformer differential protection settings.
Exciters and Governors Library
This new Exciters and Governors library contains 30 standard models for governors, exciters and power system stabilizers. It includes various models from the IEEE Standard 421.5-2005 “IEEE Recommended Practice for Excitation System Models for Power System Models for Power System Stability Studies”:
• Exciters: AC1A, AC2A, AC3A, AC5A, AC6A, AC7B, AC8B, DC1A, DC2A, DC3A, IEEET5, SEXS, ST1, ST1A, ST2A, ST3A, ST4B
• Governors: DEGOV1, GAST, GAST2A, IEEEG1, IEEEG3, IEESGO, TGOV1
• Power System Stabilizer: PSS1A, PSS2B, PSS3B
• Excitation limiter: Over Excitation Limiter OEL1B, Under Excitation Limiter UEL1
The models are built to be easily interfaced with Synchronous machine models in EMTP.
Each device comes with its own user-interface, comprehensive documentation, and is automatically initialized from EMTP steady-state and load-flow solutions. The control diagram of each device is fully customizable. New exciter, governor and stabilizer models are being added continuously and will become available in the future releases of this toolbox.
The LIOV (Lightning-Induced OverVoltage) code allows the calculation of lightning induced overvoltages on multiconductor lines above a lossy soil as a function of the line geometry, lightning current waveshape, stroke location, return-stroke velocity and soil electrical parameters. In order to deal with distribution networks having complex, realistic topology and configuration, the LIOV code has been interfaced with the Electromagnetic Transient Program (EMTP).
The LIOV code has been validated by means of several experimental data, related to natural and triggered lightning experiments, and by means of Nuclear Electromagnetic Pulse Simulators and reduced scale models. The analysis of more complex system configurations composed by several lines and power components can be dealt with by using the LIOV-EMTP module.
The new Simulink® Toolbox allows to import any Simulink® models, regardless of its complexity, into EMTP designs using two clicks. Minimum intervention from the user is required and the procedure only takes few minutes!
Using the appropriate Matlab® / Simulink® toolboxes and a compiler, a DLL is automatically created and used by this import tool to create the EMTP model with all the necessary connections (pins). Vectors, complex and real signals can be interfaced with EMTP. It is also possible to define tunable parameters in the Simulink® model and to assign them in EMTP.
This Toolbox streamlines many complex tasks for building and exporting models built in Matlab / Simulink®. The Simulink® based models can be rapidly connected to complex EMTP networks and benefit from the available and unique computational performance and models for large scale power system simulations.
1. Symbol Editor
2. Improvements to library functions:
3. Various improvements
4. New option in “Define Global Variables” for specifying named values (parameters) for the top design (in addition to subnetworks).
6. New options for specifying predictors in controlled voltage and current sources to improve accuracy
8. New ScopeView version
9. New option for better compatibility with high-resolutions screens
10. New automatic update feature
In order to meet the growing needs of studies related to HVDC and renewable energies, the new version of EMTP-RV offers a larger library of application examples that includes power converters, wind turbines and HVDC networks.
A new HVDC benchmark (for 50 Hz and 60 Hz networks) originally developed by Professor Vijay Sood (University of Ontario Institute of Technology) is now available upon request.
This work was prepared in collaboration with Sébastien Dennetière (Électricité de France) and École Polytechnique de Montréal.
EMTP-RV now supports the integration of DLLs, enabling EMTP-RV users to become developers of their own customized version of the program.The new DLL capabilities or unsurpassed potential for building user-defined models:
Another important feature in 2.1 is the ability to locate errors directly on the design page:
Now when you get an error message: