KLG Systel Limited, a leading software solution provider in Electrical System Studies & Online Electrical System monitoring is pleased to announce partnership with best of breed solution DIgSILENT from Germany. DIgSILENT is leading software & consulting company with vast practical experience. KLG intends to soon run a promo program for all its existing customers for DIgSILENT. Kindly get in touch with local KLG offices for getting more details about DIgSILENT.
About KLG's Power System Solutions SBU
The Power System Solutions SBU provides end-to-end integrated solutions for the complete Business Process Automation of Power Distribution Utilities as well as solutions for end consumers of power. These solutions cover hardware, software and communication technologies. KLG has been developing the products for Power Sector and has assimilated a lot of experience in the Indian Power Sector.
The SBU has been catering to industry needs in areas such as Generation, Transmission & Distribution. KLG has served over the years for customers such as State electricity boards, large public sector organizations such as IOCL, Kribhco, BPCL, HPCL for creation of Electrical networks & system studies of old existing plants and for newer projects. In private sector almost all the consulting companies such as EIL, TCE Consulting Engineers, UHDE, TICB, Jacobs have been served by KLG including large corporate houses such as TATA, L&T, Reliance industries, Reliance ADAG (Reliance Infrastructure).
DIgSILENT GmbH is a consulting and software company providing highly specialized services in the field of electrical power systems for transmission, distribution, generation and industrial plants. DIgSILENT develops the leading integrated power system analysis software covering the full range of standard and highly sophisticated applications including a performance monitoring system.
DIgSILENT GmbH is staffed with experts of various disciplines relevant for performing highly specialized research activities, consulting services and software developments. Special expertise is available in many actual fields of electrical engineering for the liberalized power market and latest power generation technologies.
DIgSILENT GmbH is a fully independent, privately owned company located in Gomaringen, Germany where the new offices are in operation since early 2002. DIgSILENT continued its expansion by establishing offices in Australia, South Africa, Italy and Chile allowing world-wide increase in its software products and services. DIgSILENT has done software installations and conducted services in more than 100 countries.
DIgSILENT GmbH is at the same time an IPP operating its own mini hydro power plant with 200 kW installed capacity. Two Francis turbines are producing around 1 GWh a year. The power plant which is operated since 1909 is fully automated and especially used for equipment testing and research activities for measurement and test methods.
Integrated node and branch or switch and component modeling, DIgSILENT has set standards and trends in power system modeling, analysis and simulation for more than 25 years. The proven advantages of the Power Factory software are its overall functional integration, its applicability to the modeling of generation, transmission, distribution, industrial grids, and analysis of these grids’ interactions. Electrical grids, planning processes and operation processes are becoming increasingly complex due to market unbundling, expansion of interconnections and distributed generation. This increases the demands on software tools in terms of data quality, flexibility and manageability. With Power Factory Version 14, DIgSILENT presents a further step towards seamless integration of functionality and data management within a multi-user environment. The building and organizing of schemes, scenarios, versions and running arrangements have been added for improved handling.
Version 14 Key Features
DIgSILENT Power Factory is the most economical solution, as data handling, modeling capabilities and overall functionality replaces a set of other software systems, thereby minimizing project execution costs and training requirements. The all-in-one Power Factory solution promotes highly-optimized workflow. DIgSILENT Power Factory is easy to use and caters for all standard power system analysis needs, including high-end applications in new technologies such as wind power and distributed generation and handling of very large power systems. In addition to the stand-alone solution, the Power Factory engine can be smoothly integrated with GIS, DMS and EMS supporting open system standards.
Power Factory Overview
Functional Integration and Applications
Power Factory Software Concept
Single Database Concept
Multi-User Operation and Team working
Network Variations, Expansion Stages Management and Operational Scenarios
Batch Mode, Engine Mode and Interfaces
DIgSILENT Station Ware
DIgSILENT Station Ware provides a reliable central protection settings database and management system for the complete power system substation data, both to manage the various control parameters and to centrally store substation related information and data, based on latest .NET technology.
Station Ware stores and records all settings in a central database, allows modeling of all relevant workflow sequences, provides quick access to relay manuals, interfaces with manufacturer specific relay settings software, and integrates with Power Factory software, allowing powerful and easy-to-use settings co-ordination studies.
What is the idea behind Station Ware?
Modern numerical relays have a large number of settings that are determined, stored and communicated by proprietary software solutions (these may even be suitable for only a particular manufacturer or even a series or type of relay). This results in a fragmented and distributed settings "database." DIgSILENT Station Ware provides a single system that incorporates all such different device protocols, thereby providing one manageable software data storage system, based on modern IT techniques, facilitating data interfacing and exchange in a transparent and hassle free manner.
Link to Power Factory
Power Factory's data exchange facility allows it to access the settings stored in Station Ware, such that these may be used as input for the powerful Power Factory system simulation and protection setting tools. Settings that are calculated by using these tools may then be transferred back to Station Ware.
DIgSILENT Grid Code
New rules and grid codes to connect generators to the grid are emerging worldwide.
DIgSILENT has developed and released a new test verification tool called DIgSILENT Grid Code v1.0, in response to the need to verify whether a wind farm, solar plant, or any other generator is compliant with local Grid Code requirements on the basis of unit tests executed. Some of the functions can be verified off-line or on-line. DIgSILENT Grid Code is already being used by manufacturers and laboratories during field testing of wind turbines to verify compliance.
Among many others, DIgSILENT Grid Code compliance verification functions are:
The application can be automated and integrated into existing SCADA systems and can also run on a workstation as an off-line verification tool.
DIgSILENT Grid Code v1.0 key features
Additional tools have been developed to improve post-processing for managing files from different measurement equipments and to allow users to create and develop their own grid code:
DIgSILENT Power Factory Monitor
Integrated, multi-functional Dynamic System Monitor
Unbundling of electricity supply systems and the introduction of new technologies in all areas of generation, transmission and distribution has made power system operation more complex. Supervision of generator performance according to Grid Codes and Connection Conditions, the stability supervision of large transmission networks at specific locations, verification of power quality criteria in distribution as well as the determination and analysis of key system parameters has generated the need for power system monitoring and grid supervision beyond classical fault recording and SCADA based trending systems. Under those aspects, wide area monitoring (WAM) via phase measurement units (PMU) is just one special feature out of all monitoring applications. The Power Factory Monitor fully integrates with DIgSILENT Power Factory software offering easy access to recorded data, analysis of trends, verification of system upset responses and test results.
Typical Power Factory Monitor Applications:
In addition to on-line grid supervising functions, the Power Factory Monitor is an excellent high-end general purpose measurement instrument for all kind of plant tests typically performed to support device and plant modeling as well as parameter identification to allow for precise power systems simulation tasks.
Among these are the following applications:
The Power Factory Monitor interacts perfectly with the DIgSILENT power system analysis software Power Factory, featuring seamless integration of system and plant tests, plant modeling and parameter identification.
The DIgSILENT Power Factory Monitor is an integrated, multifunctional data acquisition system that covers recording, monitoring and analysis of signals in all relevant time frames. It is especially designed to cover all needs of Transmission, Distribution and Generation on all voltage levels. Flexible hardware and software components allow for the configuration of portable systems, stand-alone cabinet mounted installations as well as LAN based multiple units, multiple location systems being coordinated and supervised via Master Stations.
Key functions which could be operated simultaneously are:
Any quantity deviating from normal conditions is recorded and analyzed. In addition, on-line analysis of signals is provided featuring the detection of inherent problems like system and control oscillations, deviation from connection conditions or power quality aspects. The Power Factory Monitor is a stand-alone system including all necessary hardware and software functions for signal conditioning, signal conversion, data storage and processing, calculation and documentation. In addition, remote access is possible via modem, TCPI/IP networks; WWW and special SCADA interface techniques. Several monitoring systems can be synchronized to 1œs using GPS clock for precise parallel sampling, e.g. a basic requirement for system wide area phasor measurements.