Microgrid Power Flow Analytics

With the need to analyze the peer-to-peer energy delivery model microgrids offer, a new generation of power system planning and analysis technology is required. Xendee's cutting-edge solutions, powered by EPRI OpenDSS, provides design engineers with the unique ability to model microgrids and perform power flow simulations on interconnected, meshed balanced and unbalanced multi-phase topologies: anywhere, anytime.

Sample Test Cases and Training Guides

Developed by Arizona State University

Professor Nathan Johnson and Graduate Research Assistant Shammya Saha have developed several guides designed to support skills development in distribution network modeling. These guides can be used during standard university curricula, a short industry course, self-guided lessons, peer learning, or other training opportunities. Files resulting from these guides can also be modified at the discretion of the user to pursue advanced topics of analysis. The IEEE Test Feeders are used as examples given their wide recognition and use. Resulting power flow analysis and short circuit analysis are presented in separate documents for each test feeder. Each guide is developed through a partnership between Arizona State University researchers and XENDEE. These training guides have been successfully used to train people individually, in small and large classrooms, during interactive microgrid boot camps, and during short sessions for industry integrators and operators.

Overview: Microgrid Power Flow Analysis

Analyze and study microgrid power flow problems

Xendee's microgrid power flow analysis simulation provides the sophisticated features engineers need to model peer-to-peer multi-phase power distribution systems and traditional balanced 3-phase industrial networks. Novel algorithms deliver both world-class speed and essentially guarantee solution convergence with a default tolerance of 0.0001 in voltage magnitude.

Real and reactive generation and loads can be scheduled at any location. Easily examine bus voltage and power, flow of kW and kvar through branches, total system losses, and line and transformer loading, along with bus voltage and line current violations.

World Class

  • Next-Generation Microgrid Analytics.
  • 64-bit math throughout.
  • Integrated Mutual Coupling.
  • Open Model / Open Data Exchange.
  • Violation Reporting and Visualization.
  • Smart LTC controls with remote bus monitoring.
  • Smart Pre-Simulation Data Error Checking.
  • Internationalized (ANSI and IEC) Applications.

Available for secure private cloud deployments and customization to meet exacting customer needs.   Please contact us for additional information.

Microgrid Power Flow Analysis Features

Multi-Phase Bus Voltages

Calculate 3-phase/2-phase/1-phase voltage, voltage drop, angle and magnitude at all locations.

Branch Currents

Calculate current and current angle through all terminal connections at various levels of granularity.

Powers

Calculate kW and kvar values at both the input and output terminals of all network equipment.

Automatic Voltage Control

Model transformer LTC controls and monitor voltage at remote locations to emulate various Micro Grid devices.

Visualization and Violations

Patent pending multi-phase one-line design and visualization technology enlightens data and simulation results.

Presentation Quality Reports

Intuitive, automatic report generation with rich exporting options (Adobe PDF, Microsoft Office, etc.).

Capabilities

Overview Demonstration of Microgrid Power Flow Analysis (9 minutes: 53 seconds)

See how power flow analysis is preformed for typical microgrid power system models.

Pre-Simulation Automatic Error Checking

See how smart error checkers assist designers and help ensure reliable simulation outcomes.

Microgrid Smart LTC Control Simulation

Easily emulate microgrid smart controls such as Load Tap Changers with remote bus voltage monitoring.

Automatic Report Creation

Generate professional reports within seconds, and share your reports via many popular output formats.


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Available as a private cloud solution.

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More Advantages

Open Source

Enjoy unparalleled flexibility and freedom with direct access to the analytics source code.

Open-Model and Data

Enjoy indefinite extensibility. Easily access and extend Xendee models and data used to generate results.

Native OpenDSS Script Output

Experience extraordinary modeling capabilities via validated and error-checked native OpenDSS scripts.

Cutting-Edge Smart Grid Analytics Benefit from world-class OpenDSS analytics and simulation technology and 20+ years of EPRI research output.
Unrivaled Accuracy Cutting-edge analytics ensure 100% solution convergence, accuracy and precision in simulation results.
Multi-Phase Sources Single-phase and three-phase power sources such as diesel and gas generators can be easily modeled and simulated.
Multi-Phase Cable Design Design and simulate both non-magnetic and magnetically shielded cable configurations. Vendor catalogs enhance user productivity.
High Performance Novel algorithms deliver unmatched speed to convergence to meet the needs of Smart Grids and next-generation designs.
Microgrid Controls Automatically compute settings for control elements such as LTCs based on monitored values and voltage control settings.
Adaptive and Internationalized No voltage, impedance or frequency limitations including integrated support for ANSI 60Hz and IEC 50Hz power system models.
Flexible Design Configurations Meshed network designs with multiple swing buses and generation sources and DYN1 / DYN11 delta connections.
Multi-Phase Load Models Constant kVA, Constant Impedance, and Constant Current Magnitude.
Advanced Multi-Phase Loads Constant P Quadratic Q, Nominal Linear P Quadratic Q, Constant P Fixed Q, Constant P, Fixed Impedance Q, Special ZIP model.
Dynamic Power Flow Coming soon. Capture both time & location dependent values of Distributed Generation including load-shape modeling.
Storage and controller models Coming soon. Model storage & controllers including charge modes, time + discharge rates, kW targets and fleet kW capacity.