ETAP® Power System Engineering Software for Renewable Energy Sector
Latest ETAP 11 release delivers new and enhanced engineering design and system operation software for photovoltaic and wind energy.
Irvine, Calif. – November 15, 2011 – Operation Technology, Inc. (ETAP), developers of ETAP enterprise software solution for power systems, expands its offering for renewable power systems design, analysis and operation.
The newest release of ETAP includes a comprehensive renewable energy model for wind turbine generators (such as doubly-fed induction machines), full scale power converters and photovoltaic array with manufacturer specific libraries of P-V and I-V curves.
ETAP 11 enables designers and engineers to conceptualize wind and solar collection (harvesting systems), determine renewable energy penetration levels, and perform grid interconnection studies. Renewable energy sources introduce more complexities into the electrical energy delivery system. Traditional analytical methods use static information when considering conventional energy sources.
“As renewable energy penetration continues to increase within the power grid, these methods are no longer appropriate and the need for real-time data that is connected to the design simulation model has become paramount in order to make informed decisions,” said Tanuj Khandelwal, vice president engineering services at ETAP. “The ETAP power system platform has filled this void by providing engineers, operators and managers with the capabilities to monitor, analyze and control energy fluctuations.”
ETAP 11 also offers a graphical user-defined dynamic modeling (UDM) module that is completely script free for fast and reliable simulations taking the guess work out of control systems. This user-defined logic editor interface provides an interactive graphical environment to build, simulate and test a variety of control block diagrams for practically any type of device including energy storage devices, fuel cells, as well as, conceptual and prototype devices of the future.
Some of the features of ETAP renewable Energy software include:
- Wind penetration studies
- Solar farm collector system design
- Solar penetration studies
- Grid interconnection studies
- Dedicated generation farm HMI
- Generation management system
- Environment monitoring
- Wind turbine performance monitoring
- Solar panel & inverter performance monitoring
- Prediction of system response to operator actions
- Sequence of events
For a complete listing of upgrades to the new release, please visit etap.com or download the ETAP 11.0 New Features brochure.
About ETAP / Operation Technology, Inc.
Operation Technology, Inc. is the designer and developer of ETAP, the most comprehensive analysis software for the design, simulation, operation, monitoring, control, optimization, and automation of power systems. ETAP is the industry leader used worldwide in all types and sizes of power systems, including generation, transmission, distribution, and industrial systems such as oil and gas, manufacturing, steel, cement, mining, data centers, nuclear facilities, transportation, smart grid solutions, renewable energy, and more. Visit etap.com for more information.
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