Students at Buffalo State University Show Satisfaction with ETAP

by ETAP23. December 2013 13:09

Students at Buffalo State University Show Satisfaction with ETAP

ETAP was recently used for many projects in the Power Center for Utility Exploration at Buffalo State University. Students calculated short circuit currents at different buses by hand (pu method & flat start) and then ran simulations using Power World and ETAP.

The majority of students chose ETAP due to its user-friendly interface which was reported easy for them to master. They quickly learned (on their own) how to input data and adjusted them to match parameters from the assignment as they were different from the default values in ETAP. The students stated that they appreciated the comprehensive reporting capabilities that ETAP provided them.

To learn more about ETAP’s Educational Partners and Power Lab program please click here.


2014 ETAP 101 Seminars

by ETAP13. December 2013 10:55

2014 ETAP 101 Seminars

ETAP is offering a whole new line-up of ETAP 101 Seminars for 2014. The ETAP 101 seminar is a practical, day-long session for electrical engineers interested in learning about the newest generation of tools for the analysis, design, operations, optimization, automation and control of power systems. Each seminar will be taught by professional ETAP instructors, and will cover timely topics facing members of the power engineering profession, including:

Power Systems Design & Analysis

  • AC & DC System Modeling
  • Multiple Language Support
  • Electrical Data Conversion from Legacy Platforms
  • DataX - Import/Export Capabilities
  • Project Management & Merge
  • Renewable Energy - PV Array (Solar) & Wind Turbine Generators
  • Power Quality - Harmonic Analysis
  • Protective Device Coordination/Selectivity & Sequence-of-Operation
  • Electrical Safety Arc Flash Evaluation
  • Cable Sizing & Shock Protection - NEC, IEEE, IEC, BS
  • Low Voltage Systems

Real-Time, Model-Based Power Management

  • Distributed Electrical SCADA Technology
  • Smart Grid & Microgrid Technologies
  • Predictive Simulation, Optimization & Control
  • Intelligent & Fast Load Shedding
  • Web-Based Clients

T&D, Smart Grid, Microgrid

  • Transmission System Analysis
  • Distribution Network Applications
  • Geographic Information System
  • Distribution Management System

To register, electrical engineers can visit the “Events” section on and select the seminar of their choice.


ETAP 12.5 Webinars Now Available

by ETAP25. November 2013 13:14

DPET Before & After

Did you miss any of the ETAP 12.5 Webinars?

You can now view both webinars and learn all the new features and capabilities that ETAP has to offer in its latest release. This webinar series was designed for power system engineers who need robust, high-quality tools to ensure the reliability, safety, and energy-efficiency of their finished projects.

Please use the following links to view both the ETAP Offline and Real-Time™ Webinars:

For a free trial version of ETAP please click here.


ETAP Releases 2013 Customer Survey Results

by ETAP13. November 2013 10:30

ETAP Releases 2013Customer Survey Results

ETAP regularly conducts customer satisfaction surveys as part of its internal Quality Assurance efforts, as well as to comply with requirements from standards bodies like the International Standards Organization (ISO). In a survey conducted among ETAP’s 10,000-organization customer base, the leading five highlights of the ETAP Customer Satisfaction Survey results included:

  • 99% of users are satisfied with the quality of ETAP’s software products
  • 99% were satisfied with post-purchase training and support during the first 90 days of use
  • 98% will continue to rely on ETAP for their future projects
  • 97% would recommend ETAP to colleagues
  • 94% say ETAP met or exceeded their project needs

For more information regarding ETAP’s Quality Assurance program please visit:


ETAP 12.5 New Features & Capabilities Webinars

by ETAP29. October 2013 15:47

ETAP 12.5

ETAP 12.5 is our most powerful new version to date, and is brimming with hundreds of new, user-driven features. Our upcoming Webinar series tailored for prospective ETAP users will offer valuable information on this important new release.

Please join us for these important Webinars designed for those with limited knowledge of ETAP solutions:


ETAP Power-AF™ Package

by ETAP18. October 2013 11:42

ETAP Power-AF Package

ETAP Power-AF is a dedicated package for the assessment of arc flash hazards and arc flash incident analysis. The ETAP Power-AF package is offered as a subscription license, making it available at a fraction of the purchase price. This subscription-based package gives the user access to ETAP at minimal cost, and for a limited time. The license will expire after a 1-year period, unless the subscription is renewed. Order a subscription
of ETAP Power-AF at 75% off the purchase price. Offer ends December 31st.

For more information on ETAP Power-AF click here.


Get Social with ETAP

by ETAP25. September 2013 11:33

Get Social with ETAP

Did you know that ETAP has an extraordinarily active social media presence? ETAP has an engaging Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube channel for the social community to participate in. ETAP’s Facebook and Twitter accounts keep up-to-date news regarding corporate announcements, technical articles, and events. The ETAP LinkedIn community – “ETAP Knowledge Sharing,” has sufficiently grown over the past two years as a professional forum for ETAP specific questions/answers and technical discussions.

ETAP Knowledge Sharing has also become an arena for information sharing, education, and networking. The ETAP YouTube channel provides participants with the opportunity to view videos tutorials, recorded webinars, and much more.

If you have not already done so, join our Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or YouTube and experience all that ETAP has to offer!


How can you create better electrical distribution systems for mines?

by ETAP5. September 2013 10:41

Powering the Mine

Mining is a very CAPEX-intensive industry. Large investments are made in very remote areas and often deep in the ground to win the materials. This drives the cost of equipment and labor up, making it imperative that miners seek effective ways to reduce development and operating costs. A particular focus is to reduce on-site labor and to rely more on remote support and even remote operating teams without sacrificing operational efficiency and plant availability.

The mining industry has seen enormous growth over the last few years due to an increased demand for minerals from booming economies such as China and India. Even now that the global economy has cooled down a little, the demand for the resources remains high, keeping commodity prices at healthy levels.

SmartPlant Electrical and ETAP offer a unique solution for the mining industry with engineering, design, validation of data, construction support, commissioning, and operations. Read the Powering the Mine white paper focusing on the electrical distribution system for mines.

Electrical systems are absolutely important in these installations, with demanding availability criteria of typically 99.8 percent. Electrical system breakdowns will immediately stop production, incurring huge costs and possibly endangering personnel.

A well-designed, well-maintained, and clearly documented electrical design is not only imperative for reasons of safety and cost, but it regulatory requirements typically specify that the electrical system is up-to-date. So designing a robust system using fully integrated tools to provide operational flexibility, reliability, and safety is essential. The system is then used to monitor and maintain the facility and provide for sustainable and safe operation throughout the life cycle of the electrical distribution system. Learn more.


ETAP Hosts Free Power Systems Seminars throughout Europe

by ETAP22. August 2013 14:37

ETAP Hosts Free Power Systems Seminars throughout Europe

ETAP will be hosting four additional sessions of its highly-popular one-day seminars, “Design, Analysis, and Operation of Power Systems,” throughout Europe. The ETAP 101 seminar is a practical, day-long session for electrical engineers interested in learning about the newest generation of tools for the analysis, design, operations, optimization, automation and control of power systems.

The seminars will be held on the following dates and cities:

  • October 15th - Copenhagen, Denmark
  • October 17th - Helsinki, Finland
  • October 21st - Bucharest, Romania
  • November 18th - Genoa, Italy

Each seminar will be taught by professional ETAP instructors, and will cover timely topics facing members of the power engineering profession. Seating is limited, and sessions will be filled to capacity very quickly. To register, electrical engineers can visit the events section on and select the seminar of their choice.


ETAP Partner Conference & Rep Symposium Recap

by ETAP6. August 2013 13:22

ETAP Partner Conference & Rep Symposium Recap

The 2013 ETAP Partner Conference and Rep Symposium was held on July 29th to August 2nd in Newport Beach, California and the ETAP Headquarters located in Irvine, California. The Partner Conference involved ETAP’s Staff, Partners, Customers, and Reps from around the world, who during the course of two days, joined in on a numbers of presentations, panel discussions, ETAP demos, and networking events. The Rep Symposium was beneficial to the many ETAP Representatives that provide sales and support for the 50,000+ ETAP licenses sold around the world. During the three day symposium, ETAP Reps were exposed to many facets of the company with the objective of providing them with all the necessary tools to help them succeed in the forthcoming year.