Advances in Simulation Technologies for Emerging Power Systems


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The power grid is undergoing a transformational change. The legacy grid which was centrally controlled and consisted of largely ac generators, transmission lines and dispatchable energy sources is being replaced by a flexible de-regulated grid with increasing renewable energy sources, power electronic converters and smart controls. These changes are challenging the capabilities of simulation and modelling tools. The talk will give an overview of the new requirements that are necessary, particularly for electromagnetic transient simulation tools resulting from the changing grid structure. New study methods that combine multiple simulation tools on the same computing platform will also be presented. Emerging simulation platforms such as real-time simulators and hybrid simulators will  be discussed.

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  • 51 Campus Dr
  • Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • Canada S7N 5A8
  • Building: Agriculture Building 2nd Floor. Adjacent Building to College of Engineering
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Dr. Ani Gole


Advances in Simulation Technologies for Emerging Power Systems


Prof. Ani Gole is Distinguished Professor and NSERC Industrial Chair in Power Systems Simulation at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, at the University of Manitoba. He has over 30 years’ experience in the development of modelling tools for power networks incorporating power-electronic equipment such as HVDC and FACTS converters. He is one of the original developers of the widely used PSCAD/ EMTDC simulation program. Dr. Gole has also made important contributions to the development of the real-time digital simulator RTDS from RTDS Technologies of Winnipeg, Canada.

Earlier, Dr. Gole has worked with Hydro Quebec (IREQ) and Manitoba Hydro in the area of HVDC Transmission. For his contributions to the modelling of Flexible Ac Transmission System (FACTS) devices, Dr. Gole was awarded the IEEE PES Nari Hingorani FACTS Award in 2007. Dr. Gole is a Fellow of the IEEE, a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering and is a Registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Manitoba, Canada.

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