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Comparison between ARISTO and DIgSILENT Power Factory

Hidalgo Hidalgo, Blanca (2012) In CODEN:LUTEDX/TEIE EIE920 20121
Industrial Electrical Engineering and Automation
Abstract
Voltage stability is an important issue in electrical power system. As a result,
several industrial-grade power system simulator tools are developed in order to
estimate the behaviour of the electric power system under certain conditions.
Several tests have been developed to compare and to check different simulators and to
prove their correct performance. Comparisons between commercial simulation tools as
PSS/E, PowerFactory, SIMPOW, EUROSTAG have already been made but
comparisons with ARISTO have not been found.
The aim of this thesis is to compare ARISTO with the more widespread simulator
DIgSILENT PowerFactory. The tools employ different models, components, analytical
and numerical algorithms; therefore, different result can be... (More)
Voltage stability is an important issue in electrical power system. As a result,
several industrial-grade power system simulator tools are developed in order to
estimate the behaviour of the electric power system under certain conditions.
Several tests have been developed to compare and to check different simulators and to
prove their correct performance. Comparisons between commercial simulation tools as
PSS/E, PowerFactory, SIMPOW, EUROSTAG have already been made but
comparisons with ARISTO have not been found.
The aim of this thesis is to compare ARISTO with the more widespread simulator
DIgSILENT PowerFactory. The tools employ different models, components, analytical
and numerical algorithms; therefore, different result can be expected for the same
benchmark system. One important reason for this is that ARISTO must prioritize realtime
performance.
The project is carried out in two different parts. The first part describes the differences
found between the simulators and the tests executed to find these. The second part
checks how these differences affect the result in small and large systems to find out
how significant they are in practice.
The different studies use smaller benchmark systems from Kundur book(1994) and the
Swedish test system Nordic 32. Short term and long term dynamic simulations are run
to test different aspects in the simulator.
It is concluded that in general, ARISTO performs well and simulation results are mostly
close to those of PowerFactory. However, there are many issues that must be taken in
account. Most important are modelling differences like damping factor and the lack of
subtransient reactance definition. For general studies, the limited flexibility in defining
component models in ARISTO must be considered. In this work the flexibility in
modelling in PowerFactory has been used to build models like the fixed ones in
ARISTO. In addition to this a few issues that seem like software bugs have been
identified in release 4.4.1. (Less)
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Hidalgo Hidalgo, Blanca
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EIE920 20121
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H3 - Professional qualifications (4 Years - )
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CODEN:LUTEDX/TEIE
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5297
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English
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3727855
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  abstract     = {Voltage stability is an important issue in electrical power system. As a result,
several industrial-grade power system simulator tools are developed in order to
estimate the behaviour of the electric power system under certain conditions.
Several tests have been developed to compare and to check different simulators and to
prove their correct performance. Comparisons between commercial simulation tools as
PSS/E, PowerFactory, SIMPOW, EUROSTAG have already been made but
comparisons with ARISTO have not been found.
The aim of this thesis is to compare ARISTO with the more widespread simulator
DIgSILENT PowerFactory. The tools employ different models, components, analytical
and numerical algorithms; therefore, different result can be expected for the same
benchmark system. One important reason for this is that ARISTO must prioritize realtime
performance.
The project is carried out in two different parts. The first part describes the differences
found between the simulators and the tests executed to find these. The second part
checks how these differences affect the result in small and large systems to find out
how significant they are in practice.
The different studies use smaller benchmark systems from Kundur book(1994) and the
Swedish test system Nordic 32. Short term and long term dynamic simulations are run
to test different aspects in the simulator.
It is concluded that in general, ARISTO performs well and simulation results are mostly
close to those of PowerFactory. However, there are many issues that must be taken in
account. Most important are modelling differences like damping factor and the lack of
subtransient reactance definition. For general studies, the limited flexibility in defining
component models in ARISTO must be considered. In this work the flexibility in
modelling in PowerFactory has been used to build models like the fixed ones in
ARISTO. In addition to this a few issues that seem like software bugs have been
identified in release 4.4.1.},
  author       = {Hidalgo Hidalgo, Blanca},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  series       = {CODEN:LUTEDX/TEIE},
  title        = {Comparison between ARISTO and DIgSILENT Power Factory},
  year         = {2012},
}