Applications of PowerFactory for the Study of Basic Notions of Power System Dynamics in Graduate Courses

Ajay Shetgaonkar, Arcadio Perilla, Ilya Tyuryukanov, Digvijay Gusain, Claudio López, José Luis Rueda Torres*

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This chapter presents a general overview of the experience learned with the use of DIgSILENT PowerFactory in the design of theoretical lectures and practical sessions of a power system dynamics course at postgraduate level. This chapter focuses on the experiences acquired in the course that is part of the MSc program in Electrical Engineering of TU Delft, Department of Electrical Sustainable Energy. The discussion provided in this chapter focuses on power systems application with special focus on (i) Steady-state, Dynamic, (ii) Voltage Stability and (iii) rotor angle stability. The main objective of using PowerFactory at MSc level is to expose the postgraduate students to real-life application, however, without lack of generalisation this chapter is dedicated to the is to expose to the application above by using a very well-known two area-four machine test power system (2A4G), it gives students insights and experience with cases closer to actual power systems. Results of this pedagogical experience demonstrate the importance of incorporating appropriate power system simulations tools in the postgraduate level.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPower Systems
Number of pages41
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-54124-8
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Publication series

NamePower Systems
ISSN (Print)1612-1287
ISSN (Electronic)1860-4676


  • DIgSILENT PowerFactory
  • Dynamic
  • Rotor angle stability
  • Steady-state
  • Voltage stability


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