Microgrid Motor Starting Analysis

Xendee's multi-motor, multi-phase motor starting analysis provides valuable insight on the voltage condition of buses throughout a microgrid power distribution system during motor starting events for 3-phase and 1-phase induction motors. Multiple 3-phase and 1-phase motors at various locations can be started in order to accurately predict the voltage drop effects of such events on a power distribution system and investigate methods to alleviate such voltage disturbances.

Xendee directly integrates several common motor starting techniques, while OpenDSS technology provides engineers with the ability to extend models in order to simulate virtually any type of motor starting situation.

Three independent analyses are performed on a microgrid in order to simulate the power systems initial voltage condition along with the during and after the motor starting event.

World Class

  • Next-Generation Microgrid Analytics.
  • 64-bit math throughout.
  • Integrated Mutual Coupling.
  • Open Model / Open Data Exchange.
  • Direct On-Line (DOL) starting.
  • Reactor Assisted Motor Starting.
  • Auto-Transformer Assisted Motor Starting.
  • Analyze starting of 3-phase and 1-phase motors.

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

Microgrid Motor Starting Analysis Features

Multi-Phase Bus Voltages

Calculate 3/2/1-phase voltage, angle and magnitude at all locations before, during and after starting events.

Branch Currents

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


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

Integrated Starter Models

Popular starter models emulate various motor starting techniques, including soft-starters.

Visualization and Violations

One-line diagram color and text annotations enlighten data and motor starting simulation results.

Presentation Quality Reports

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

Microgrid Motor Starting Analysis Capabilities

Motor Starting Analysis Demonstration

See how smart modeling tools assist designers and help ensure reliable simulation outcomes.

Professional Reporting and MS Office Integration

Save time and increase productivity with automatic report generation and MS Office integration.

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 the 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 EPRI Analytics Benefit from EPRI's world-class smart grid simulation technology and Distributed Generation R&D efforts.
Multi-Phase Simulate voltage condition due to the starting of 3-phase and/or 1-phase motors throughout your design.
Multi-Motor Simulate the simultaneous starting of multiple 3-phase and/or 1-phase motors.
Multi-Stater Models Simulate the effects of various starters such as DOL, Auto-Transformer, and Reactor-Assisted starters.
Unrivaled Accuracy World-class analytics continuously validated by EPRI to ensure both accuracy and precision in simulation results.
High Performance Novel algorithms deliver unmatched speed to convergence to meet the needs of Smart Grids and next-generation designs.
Micro Grid Controls Automatically computes settings for control elements such as Load Tap Changers based on monitored values and user settings.
Adaptive and Internationalized No voltage, impedance or frequency limitations: includes integrated support for ANSI 60Hz and IEC 50Hz power systems.
Flexible Design Configurations Meshed and radial network designs with multiple swing buses and generation sources.
Standard Motor Load Models Constant kVA, Constant Impedance, and Constant Current Magnitude.
Advanced Motor Load Models 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 DG and Motor Starting events.
Storage and storage controller models Coming soon. Model storage & controllers including charge modes, time + discharge rates, kW targets and fleet kW capacity.