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Plan, Design, Automate, Operate & Optimize

Built upon a Continuous Intelligence Digital Twin Platform

ETAP 20.5 offers an impressive new set of integrated power analysis modules, electrical safety capabilities & operational compliance solutions with advanced renewable energy modeling & simulation tools, leading-edge co-simulation technology & model-driven real-time network management systems.

This release includes new solutions & features, plus 100’s of enhancements & time-saving improvements.



What's new-tag in ETAP 20.5

Arc Flash

  • NFPA 70E-2021 & Capacitor Hazard Assessment
  • German Std. DGUV 203-077 (BGI/GUV-5188e) Calculator – Störlichtbogenberechnung

Protection & Selectivity

  • Device Connectivity & Design Assessment
  • Current Transformer Saturation & Sizing

Dynamics

  • CoSimulate Electromagnetic & Phasor Transients
  • WECC Based SVS Models for SVC & STATCOM
  • Scopes & Plots for Internal Variables
  • Residual or Remnant Flux for Transformer Inrush

Data Exchange

  • Accelerate Design using DWG CAD Data Exchange from AutoCAD to ETAP
  • ANAFAS & ANAREDE Import

ETAP Application

  • Live Plots & Graphical Result Visualization for All Modules
  • Plot Result Comparison & User-Defined Python Plots
  • ETAP-Python™ Scripting & Program Automation

Renewables

  • Grid-Following Inverter
  • Solar Panel Estimation for One & Two Diode Models
  • Comprehensive Solar Panel Library (400+ Vendors)

Cable Thermal Analysis

  • Expanded Modeling of LV, MV & HV Cables for Underground Raceways
  • Snap & Alignment Tools

Railway Systems

  • Long & Heavy Trains in Mixed Terrains
  • 3D Plots – Day, Timetable & Study Parameter

Libraries

  • Expanded Engineering Libraries (30,000+ Devices)

Operate & Maintain

  • Operator Training Simulator
  • Advanced Fault Analysis System

Automation

  • Microgrid Controller & Energy Management System
  • Renewable Power Plant SCADA & Controller

Cloud & Mobile

  • Centralized Web-Based Protection Solution
  • Network Project Management
  • Mobile Field Data Collection & Synchronization

Design Solutions for Simulation & Analysis

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Identify and analyze high-risk arc flash areas with greater flexibility by simulating and evaluating various mitigation methods.

  • AC & DC Arc Flash PPE & Boundaries updated to comply with NFPA 70E-2021
  • NFPA 70E 2021 Article 360 & Appendix R – Capacitor Hazards Evaluation
    • Hearing Protection Boundary
    • Lung Protection/Collapse Boundary
    • Stored Energy Arc-Flash Hazard Calculation
    • NEC 2020, CSA C22.1-18, IEC 60831-2014, IEEE-18-2012 & NFPA70E-2021 Safe Discharge Voltage Standards
    • Capacitor Hazard Evaluation Results in AFRA, Datablocks, Excel Reports
  • Capacitor Hazard Warning Label Templates
  • Enhanced batch import from Excel for all Arc Flash Calculators
  • Print custom Arc Flash Labels from all Arc Flash Calculators
  • German Arc Flash Calculator Labels based on DGUV-I 203-078
  • User-Defined i.e. Reflectivity Factors for ArcFault & DGUV Methods
  • Enhanced AF Auto Evaluation Interface
  • Enhanced Enclosure Editor Filter from One-Line Selections
  • Custom Label - Metric templates
CoSim

Perform accurate and detailed multi-domain Phasor (RMS) and Electromagnetic transients (EMT) studies with ETAP Transient Stability and eMTP.

  • Single-domain or multiple-domain co-simulation
  • Watch your transient simulations in action with Live Charts for multiple components & variables
  • Simulate large networks in high-fidelity
  • Multiple CoSim elements per bus
  • Multiple CoSim buses
  • Accounts for transformer phase shifts on the RMS network
  • Graphically boundary data charting using rich Python-based plots
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Renewable Energy & Battery Storage Dynamic Models using User-Defined Dynamic Models (UDM) or Manufacturer Black Box Models (DLL).

  • Analyze plots from related modules in UDM Scope PlotView
  • UDM Scope Plot output to SQLite & CSV
  • Generic Static Var System Models based on WECC
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PVPro

Solar Parameter Estimation

  • Estimate solar panel P-V & I-V curves using manufacturer ratings
  • Utilize one or two diode model for solar performance estimation
  • Include solar performance based on user-defined or estimated curves
  • Auto-update the model parameters into the solar library
  • Automatically recalculate solar panel characteristics
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  • Plot Analyzer for graphical plot results comparison & evaluation
  • Improved progress bar status, view elapsed & remaining time
  • Expanded time slider with motor starting events
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  • Protective device functions & logic assessment tool
  • Quickly identify missing information, disabled functions & more
  • Auto Fit TCCs based on resolution & available display area
eTrax
  • Improved performance of current limiting models under low voltage operating conditions
  • Plot Analyzer for graphical plot results comparison & evaluation
  • Live One-Line Diagram plots for graphical results
  • Custom Python based plots – Routes & timetables
  • Multi-axes 3D plots – Day, timetable & plot parameter
  • New keyboard shortcuts for multiple device selection in study case plot tab & PlotView
  • New selection for plotting STATCOMs & SVCs in study case
  • Improved progress bar status & view elapsed & remaining time
  • New dynamic events list in Traction Time Slider
  • Enhanced reports with DC rail results (currents & voltage drops)
  • Updated user guide with process flowchart & FAQs
  • Enhanced handling of node grounding in DC train systems
  • Added rectifier model names to OLV Data Manager
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  • Plot Analyzer for graphical plot results comparison & evaluation
  • Multi-axes 3D Plots – Voltage, angle & time
  • API to interface solar/ESS inverter & wind turbine dynamic models via user/manufacturer supplied DLL
  • Improved progress bar status & view elapsed & remaining time
  • Grid following inverter modeling
  • Transformer inrush with remnant or residual flux
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  • Plot Analyzer for graphical plot results comparison & evaluation
  • Combine voltage & current distortion in a single plot for branches & buses
  • G5/4-1 Planning & compatibility harmonic limits rulebook
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  • New physical layers
  • Support cycling cable transient load profile
  • Standard table-based overload protection I2 calculation
  • Induced voltage alert for NF 13-200 standard
  • New capabilities in Cable Manager
  • Report correction factors & corresponding tables
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  • Plot Analyzer for graphical plot results comparison & evaluation
  • Live One-Line Diagram plots for graphical results
  • Improved progress bar status, view elapsed & remaining time
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  • Snap to grid & snap to guides
  • Plot Analyzer for graphical plot results comparison & evaluation
  • Transient temperature calculation using complete 24-hour time profiles
Datax
  • ANAFAS & ANAREDE Import new-tag
    • Import ANAREDE format to ETAP for load flow analysis
    • Import ANAFAS format to ETAP for short circuit analysis
    • Automatic One-Line generation
  • SKM Import
    • Conversion automatically creates split-bus new-tag
    • Improved one-line diagram layout & element mapping
  • Milsoft WindMil Import
    • Import standard text files (.mpt, .seq, .std) directly into ETAP
    • Automatic GIS & OLV generation
    • Supports incremental data file import
    • Eliminated Java support

Operation Solutions

eProtect

Solution for relay settings change management to manage location, information, and settings throughout the lifecycle of protective relays and substation assets.

  • Increased data quality & access management
  • Automatic processing & relay settings file generation
  • Protection setting sync between a physical relay & ETAP Star PDC
  • Integrated with Advanced Fault Analysis System (AFAS)
eOTS

Improve and augment operator / dispatcher training for electrical systems through real-world practical learning and supports decision-making via “what-if” simulations for steady-state and dynamic system conditions.

  • ETAP-in-the-Loop system simulation
  • Training simulator for SCADA, PMS, EMS, ILS, DMS & OMS
  • Instructor to multi-trainee environment with ad hoc & pre-defined scenarios
  • Evaluation of trainee performance & continuous learning environment
Advanced Fault Analysis System

Advanced Fault Analysis System 

Accurate Fault Location & Outage Management

Operational and decision-support analysis software to accurately simulate fault transients of distribution systems to improve fault location accuracy.

  • Fault information retrieval – COMTRADE
  • Fault type, impedance & location identification
  • Phasor & frequency estimation
  • Graphical visualization & reporting or fault location
  • Integrates with eProtect & OMS

Automation Solutions

Microgrid Control

An integrated model-driven design software and control hardware solution to develop, simulate, optimize, validate, and control microgrids.

  • Generation optimization
  • Generation & load forecasting
  • Grid power interchange control
  • Black start & system restoration
  • Islanding management
  • Optimize, tune & hot-swap logic
  • Control validation via real-time simulation
ePPC

Model-driven renewable power plant control and management with SCADA visualization, predictive analysis, optimization and forecasting.

  • Design & operate to balance grid code compliance & power plant performance
  • Active power, reactive & energy storage management
  • Intelligent & centralized renewable farm control
  • Renewable energy SCADA & dashboards

Cloud & Mobile Solutions

Network Project Modeling & Management

Network Model Management platform for collaborative engineering using smart management tools

  • Automatic synchronization of OLV with split bus across multiple projects
  • Improved synchronization including annotations & graphics
  • Revert data using NetPM local change queue
etapAPP 3.0

Increase accessibility to ETAP projects for data collection and verification with the updated version of etapAPP™, a tablet application made for field engineers.

  • Filter element properties based on Datablock templates from ETAP
  • Text box style templates
  • Improved device search by type
  • Picture sorting

Unified Digital Twin Application Platform

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ETAP Application

Improved Compatibility & Security Compliances

  • High-resolution display support
  • Compatibility with MS SQL Server 2012 SP4
  • etapPy API compatibility with Python 3.8.4
  • Greater responsiveness & performance improvements throughout
  • Notifications & auto service pack updates
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ETAP One-Line Diagram is a user-friendly interface for creating and managing the network database used for schematic network visualization.

  • Graphically split buses for improved diagram layout & organization
  • Graphically select all components of the same type
  • Set in/out of service based on device type
  • Enhanced Datablocks
    • Display metadata links such as pictures, manuals, etc.
    • Display switching device configuration status
    • Quickly search & use device properties
    • Apply display style individually or based on a theme
PlotView

Get a live insight into the study results using PlotView, including user-configurable visualization and export capabilities.

  • Embedded PlotView for live insight on a one-line diagram for:
    • Railway power systems - eTraX
    • Renewable, T&D, Transportation & more - Time Domain Power Flow
  • PlotView for element editors
    • Solar/PV performance characteristics – P-V & I-V curves
    • Harmonic spectrum
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AutoCAD® DWG 

Streamline your Work & Enhance Productivity with CAD

Utilize CAD/DWG file import & export with ETAP to allow for synchronization between engineering, construction, and maintenance teams

  • Import CAD/DWG to ETAP
    • Automatically generate a one-line diagram
    • Automatically generate substation ground grids
  • Export CAD/DWG from ETAP one-line diagram
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PlotAnalyzer

Compare & Analyze Graphical Plot Results in a Single View

Get a live insight into the study results using Plot Analyzer, including user-configurable visualization and export capabilities.

  • Efficient power system analysis by comparing graphical results from multiple studies
  • Advanced & high-speed Python framework for charting
  • Available for all ETAP simulation modules with plot-based reports
  • Automatic sizing & multiple sub-plot arrangements
  • Tooltip & cross hair based value tracking
  • Copy to clipboard & export values to Excel
  • User-configurable plots & settings via Python scripts
  • Automatic display of event information for time-based studies
  • Automatic display of alert information
  • Generate & utilize custom plot types using Python
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  • Cable Sizing – NF C13-200
  • PV array performance characteristics PlotView
  • Harmonic spectrum PlotView
  • Capacitor – Arc flash energy
  • Protection of IEC two-winding transformer – Withstand duration
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etapAPI 

ETAP RESTful API for Interoperability

Web services-based architecture for ETAP to interact with other complementary applications via data messaging

  • Connect to ETAP from any device, any platform
  • ETAP now exposes its services over a REST API
  • Readily implemented as a Python client in etapPy
  • Run scenarios, studies, get project data, all from your tools
etapPT

Feature-rich ETAP-Python API and IDE for creating and executing Python scripts

  • Integration of ETAP & Python scripting language
  • Feature-rich Python editor for running Python scripts
  • Python API to run studies & generate output data reports
  • Run ETAP studies remotely & in parallel across machines
  • Customized Excel output reports using Python report generation for various modules
  • Detailed reference documentation (descriptions, example code)
  • Expanded Python commands for Voltage Stability & Harmonic Analysis
Engineering Libraries

Industry-standard for the most comprehensive V&V engineering equipment libraries. The latest library updates are included with every release & available for download from the ETAP Help Center™.

  • Solar/PV Array Library
    • Expanded 16,000+ PV Models
    • Solar/PV Parameter Estimation based on one & two diode models
    • Graphical display P-V & I-V characteristics
  • Expanded Circuit Breaker & Relay models
  • New Protective Device models
  • Updated Cable Libraries per cable regulation types
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Project Tracking & Gantt

Project & Task Management Made Easy

Utilize built-in task management and Gantt Chart features to track tasks and progress of your system study projects directly in ETAP.

  • Create tasks & milestones
  • Track project progress with automatic Gantt Chart updates

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ETAP 20.5 New Features and Capabilities

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This webinar highlights integrated power analysis modules, electrical safety capabilities, and operational compliance solutions, released in ETAP 20.5. Learn about major features & capabilities plus 100’s of enhancements and time-saving improvements added to existing ETAP modules.



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